noun, plural dataries. Roman Catholic Church.
the office of the Curia Romana that investigates candidates for papal benefices.
the cardinal who heads this office.

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

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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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