referendary


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referendary

(ˌrɛfəˈrɛndərɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a referee who resolves disputes or makes decisions
2. (Historical Terms) obsolete someone who delivered the royal answer to petitions or requests in former times
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As to my father, you will not see him; he is officially engaged, and dines with the chief referendary. We will talk over our travels; and you, who have seen the whole world, will relate your adventures -- you shall tell us the history of the beautiful Greek who was with you the other night at the Opera, and whom you call your slave, and yet treat like a princess.
However, ..information is not knowledge" and even if those who need to make a decision are entitled to a fair presentation of arguments to sustain or reject a referendary question, in the technical matters in general, as it is the case of taxes and fees, they express themselves impulsively with respect to the functioning of a public policy.
* Bernardo di Michelozzo di Bartolomeo Michelozzi (canon 1489-1516): secret chamberlain and referendary of Leo X;