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. r'ef'erendaire. See Refer.]
One to whose decision a cause is referred; a referee.
An officer who delivered the royal answer to petitions.
, or masters of request."
Formerly, an officer of state charged with the duty of procuring and dispatching diplomas and decrees.
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