noun, plural da·ta·ries. Roman Catholic Church.
the office of the Curia Romana that investigates candidates for papal benefices.
the cardinal who heads this office.
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- date line, international
Origin of datary
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Examples from the Web for datary
Man′datary, Man′datory, one to whom a mandate is given by a Man′dator.
The Pope and his Datary refused to interfere in this ignoble quarrel.Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature|John Addington Symonds
The Datary has asserted that he meant he should be master over Charlemagne.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
noun plural -ries
RC Church the head of the dataria (deɪˈtɛərɪə), the papal office that assesses candidates for benefices reserved to the Holy See
Word Origin for datary
C16: from Medieval Latin datārius official who dated papal letters, from Late Latin data date 1
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