datary [dāt′ər ē]
pl. dataries [ML datarius, official of the Roman chancery < L, to be given away < datus: see DATE1]
R.C.Ch. a former office of the Curia, in charge of papal benefices

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  • Datary — Da ta*ry, n. [LL. datarius. See {Dataria}.] 1. (R. C. Ch.) An officer in the pope s court, having charge of the Dataria. [1913 Webster] 2. The office or employment of a datary. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • datary — I. ˈdād.ərē noun ( es) Etymology: 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 …   Useful english dictionary

  • datary — /day teuh ree/, n., pl. dataries. Rom. Cath. Ch. 1. the office of the Curia Romana that investigates candidates for papal benefices. 2. the cardinal who heads this office. [1520 30; < ML *dataria the office (where documents were dated); datarius… …   Universalium

  • datary — noun an officer in the Roman Catholic Church who dispensed benefices …   Wiktionary

  • datary — papal officer who registers and dates bulls and edicts Ecclesiastical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • datary — da·ta·ry …   English syllables

  • datary — /ˈdeɪtəri/ (say daytuhree) noun (plural dataries) Roman Catholic Church 1. an officer, now cardinal, at the head of a certain office or department of the Curia who investigates the fitness of candidates for benefices in the gift of the papal see …  

  • under-datary — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Roman Curia — • Strictly speaking, the ensemble of departments or ministries which assist the sovereign pontiff in the government of the Universal Church Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Roman Curia     Roman Curia …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Apostolic Dataria — The Apostolic dataria was one of the five Ufficii di Curia ( curial offices ) in the Roman Curia. It was abolished by Pope Paul VI in 1967. History According to some authorities, among them Amydenus (De officio et jurisdictione datarii necnon de… …   Wikipedia

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