curatorial /kyoor'euh tawr"ee euhl, -tohr"-/, adj.curatorship, n.
/kyoo ray"teuhr, kyoor"ay-/ for 1, 2; /kyoor"euh teuhr/ for 3, n.
1. the person in charge of a museum, art collection, etc.
2. a manager; superintendent.
3. Law. a guardian of a minor, lunatic, or other incompetent, esp. with regard to his or her property.
[1325-75; < L, equiv. to cura(re) to care for, attend to (see CURE) + -tor -TOR; r. ME curatour < AF < L as above]

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