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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Curule Chair.
 
Properly a chariot chair, an ornamental camp-stool made of ivory placed by the Romans in a chariot for the chief magistrate when he went to attend the council. As dictators, consuls, prætors, censors, and the chief ediles occupied such a chair, they were termed curule magistrates or curu’ls. Horace calls the chair curule ebur (1 Epist., vi. 53).   1
 


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