The remuneration of special referees is determined by the court or judge.
The official referees are court.
The administrative officers were entrusted with the assessment and acted as arbitrators and referees in case of illegal exactions.
It was evident, however, that a determined attack was about to be made upon Bacon, and that the proceeding against the referees was really directed against him.
The number of referees was afterwards increased to twenty, and the case was tried at Rome in 313.2 Ten bishops appeared on each side, the leading representative of the Donatists being Donatus of Casae Nigrae.
These boards, however, were not to supersede the societies, but to supplement their work, by collecting information, fostering interest, registering results and acting as referees when required.
The session, however, was not far advanced when the question of patents was brought up; a determined attack was made upon the very ones of which Bacon had been in dread, and it was even proposed to proceed against the referees (Bacon and Montagu) who had certified that there was no objection to them in point of law.