datary

datary

[dey-tuh-ree]
noun, plural dataries. Roman Catholic Church.
1.
the office of the Curia Romana that investigates candidates for papal benefices.
2.
the cardinal who heads this office.

Origin:
1520–30; < Medieval Latin *datāria the office (where documents were dated); datārius the officer (who gave the dates), equivalent to Late Latin dat(a) date1 + Latin -āria, -ārius -ary

subdatary, noun, plural subdataries.
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datary (ˈdeɪtərɪ)
 
n , pl -ries
RC Church the head of the dataria (), the papal office that assesses candidates for benefices reserved to the Holy See
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin datārius official who dated papal letters, from Late Latin datadate1]

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