Definition for CURSE

CURSE, n.

  1. Malediction; the expression of a wish of evil to another. Shimei … who cursed me with a grievous curse. – 1 Kings ii.
  2. Imprecation of evil. They entered into a curse, and into an oath. – Neh. x.
  3. Affliction; torment; great vexation. I will make this city a curse to all nations. – Jer. xxvi.
  4. Condemnation; sentence of divine vengeance on sinners. Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law. – Gal. iii.
  5. Denunciation of evil. The priest shall write all these curses in a book. – Numb. v.

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