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Find accurate definitions of over 5,000 Catholic terms and phrases (including abbreviations). Based on Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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CURATE

One who has the care (cura of souls, especially a parish priest. The term is often applied to the assistant or associate pastor. (Etym. Latin curator, overseer; from cura, attention, care.)

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