Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or of the nature of a referendum.
  • noun One to whom or to whose decision anything is referred; a referee.
  • noun An officer acting as the medium of communication with a sovereign.
  • noun [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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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

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