Referendary

Ref`er*en"da*ry

(r?f`?r*?n"d?*r?), n. [LL. referendarius, fr. L. referendus to be referred, gerundive of referre: cf. F. rfrendaire. See Refer.] 1. One to whose decision a cause is referred; a referee. [Obs.] Bacon.
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2. An officer who delivered the royal answer to petitions. "Referendaries, or masters of request." Harmar.
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3. Formerly, an officer of state charged with the duty of procuring and dispatching diplomas and decrees.
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