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
decisiona causeis referred; a referee.
- noun obsolete An
officerwho delivered the royalanswer to petitions.
- noun obsolete An officer of state charged with the duty of procuring and dispatching
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The officer above mentioned promised to communicate this representation to a clerk, who promised to speak about it to the referendary, who promised to mention it to his most serene highness whenever an opportunity should offer.
BONET was referendary or chancellor, to Sigebert III., the holy king of Austrasia; and by his zeal, religion, and justice, flourished in that kingdom under four kings.
For in the April of the following year another commission, composed of a professor of theology, a military personage, and a magistrate of the name of John de Newton, was sent with letters to the Pope, to nine cardinals, to the referendary of the Papal court, and to three nephews of his
I am a referendary at the department of state in Cassel, and accordingly I soon heard of the danger to which you are exposed.
THIS saint, nobly born in Brabant, then called Hasbain, was educated in the abbey of St. Tron, and for his great learning and virtue was made referendary, chancellor of France, and prime minister, by Charles
As the office of referendary was a very honourable one, it came to be conferred frequently as a merely honorary title, so that the number of the referendaries was unduly increased; and Sixtus V was constrained, in 1586, to limit the referendaries of the Signatura of Justice to 100, and those of the
Rome he became abbreviator Apostolic and referendary of the Segnatura di Giustizia.
On his return to Italy, Julius III made him referendary of the Segnatura di Giustizia and on 1 March, 1553, appointed him
At an advanced age he became a priest and enjoyed the patronage of Innocent XI, who made him successively referendary Utriusque Signaturae, auditor of the
On entering the diplomatic service of the Holy See he was appointed by Gregory XVI successively secular prelate (1830), referendary of the superior law court, assessor of the criminal tribunal, delegate to Orvieto, Viterbo, and Macerata, canon of St. Peter's (made deacon, 1840).