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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: curatus, from cura 'religious care', from Latin; CURE1

curate

noun
     
Related topics: Christianity
cu‧rate [countable]
1RRC a priest of the lowest rank, whose job is to help the priest who is in charge of an area
2

curate's egg

British English something that has good and bad parts:
The book is something of a curate's egg.

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