) masculine noun or Referendarin (-ˈdaːrɪn) feminine noun
Word forms: Referendars, genitive
Word forms: Referendare, plural
Word forms: Referendarin, genitive
Word forms: Referendarinnen, plural
trainee (in civil service)
- (= Studienreferendar)
- (= Gerichtsreferendar)
articled clerk (Brit),
legal intern (US)
Referendare are candidates for a higher civil-service post who are doing practical training.
They might, for example, be prospective Gymnasium teachers who have already taken the first Staatsexamen and are now doing two years of teaching practice. At the end of the Referendar period they take the second Staatsexamen, and only then is their teacher training complete.