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. r['e]f['e]rendaire. See {Refer}.] 1. One to whose decision a cause is referred; a referee. [Obs.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. An officer who delivered the royal answer to petitions. ``Referendaries, or masters of request.'' --Harmar. [1913 Webster]

3. Formerly, an officer of state charged with the duty of procuring and dispatching diplomas and decrees. [1913 Webster]

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