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Definition of "curacy" [cu•ra•cy]

  • The office, duties, or term of office of a curate. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "curacy" in a sentence
  • "His curacy was a post to be occupied by some feebler man than Felix; a man whose powers were only equal to the quiet work of carrying on the labors begun by his rector."
  • "We knew Fr John Tolkien, son of J R R Tolkien, during his curacy at the English Martyrs, Birmingham, a parish with more than 7,000 parishioners."
  • "The Brontës 'father, the Reverend Patrick Brontë, had come a long way from a two-room cottage in Drumballyroney in County Down to study theology at St John's College, Cambridge, and then be appointed to a perpetual curacy in Haworth."