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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One to whose decision a cause is referred; a referee.
  • n. An officer who delivered the royal answer to petitions.
  • n. An officer of state charged with the duty of procuring and dispatching diplomas and decrees.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One to whose decision a cause is referred; a referee.
  • n. An officer who delivered the royal answer to petitions.
  • n. Formerly, an officer of state charged with the duty of procuring and dispatching diplomas and decrees.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One to whom or to whose decision anything is referred; a referee.
  • n. An officer acting as the medium of communication with a sovereign.
  • n. [Tr. Gr. ῤεφερενδάριος.] An official who is the medium of communication between the patriarch of Constantinople and the civil authorities. This office has existed since the sixth century.
  • Pertaining to or of the nature of a referendum.

Etymologies

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

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