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datary

noun da·ta·ry \ˈdātərē\

Definition of datary

plural

-es

  1. :  the cardinal who is head of the datary

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Origin and Etymology of datary

from (assumed) Medieval Latin datarius datary, official of the Roman Curia who added dates to papal letters (whence New Latin), from Late Latin data date of a letter + Latin -arius -ary (person) — more at date


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datary

noun da·ta·ry

Definition of datary

plural

-es

  1. :  an office of the Roman Curia charged especially with investigating the fitness of candidates for papal benefices

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Origin and Etymology of datary

from (assumed) Medieval Latin dataria datary, office of the Roman Curia where dates were added to papal letters (whence New Latin), from Late Latin data date of a letter + Latin -aria -ary (thing)


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