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English Dictionary: curate by the DICT Development Group
2 results for curate
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a person authorized to conduct religious worship; "clergymen are usually called ministers in Protestant churches"
    Synonym(s): curate, minister of religion, minister, parson, pastor, rector
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Curate \Cu"rate\ (k?"r?t), n. [LL. curatus, prop., one who is
      charged with the care (L. cura) of souls. See {Cure}, n., and
      cf. {Cur[82]}]
      One who has the cure of souls; originally, any clergyman, but
      now usually limited to one who assists a rector or vicar.
               All this the good old man performed alone, He spared no
               pains, for curate he had none.               --Dryden.
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