Definition of Curial in English:

Curial

adjective

  • Relating to the Curia, the papal court at the Vatican.

    ‘cardinals who hold Curial offices’
    • ‘Though the bishops had vetoed the Curial documents, what would they produce in their stead?’
    • ‘What we're going to see is first a gathering of the general congregation of cardinals, those cardinals who are currently in Rome, the Curial cardinals.’
    • ‘Curial officials insist that the health of the head of the Catholic Church is holding up and there's no cause for concern.’
    • ‘The workings of the Vatican essentially cease, until a new Pope makes his own appointments, or confirms the current occupants of various Curial posts.’
    • ‘Then a struggle ensued between the Curial bureaucracy and the non-bureaucrats, so to speak, on the revision of the documents.’

Pronunciation

Curial

/ˈkjʊərɪəl/