ETYM Late Lat. curatus, prop., one who is charged with the care (Latin cura) of souls. Related to Cure, Curé.
A person authorized to conduct religious worship; SYN. minister, parson, pastor, rector.
Assistant to a parish priest.
In the Christian church, literally, a priest who has the cure of souls in a parish, and the term is so used in mainland Europe. In the Church of England, a curate is an unbeneficed cleric who acts as assistant to a parish priest, more exactly an “assistant curate”.
To act as curator of