Referendary definition

(obsolete) One to whose decision a cause is referred; a referee.

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(obsolete) An officer who delivered the royal answer to petitions.
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(obsolete) An officer of state charged with the duty of procuring and dispatching diplomas and decrees.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
referendary
Plural:
referendaries

Origin of referendary

  • Latin referendarius, from Latin referendus to be referred, gerundive of referre: compare French référendaire. See refer.

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