noun, plural dataries. Roman Catholic Church.
the office of the Curia Romana that investigates candidates for papal benefices.
the cardinal who heads this office.
Origin: 1520–30; Related forms
< Medieval Latin *datāria
the office (where documents were dated); datārius
the officer (who gave the dates), equivalent to Late Latin dat
+ Latin -āria, -ārius -ary
subdatary, noun, plural subdataries.