prothonotary


pro·tho·no·ta·ry

noun \prō-ˈthä-nə-ˌter-ē, ˌprō-thə-ˈnō-tə-rē\
plural pro·tho·no·ta·ries

Definition of PROTHONOTARY

:  a chief clerk of any of various courts of law
pro·tho·no·tar·i·al \prō-ˌthä-nə-ˈter-ē-əl, ˌpro-thə-nō-ˈter-ē-əl\ adjective

Variants of PROTHONOTARY

pro·tho·no·ta·ry or pro·to·no·ta·ry \prō-ˈtä-nə-ˌter-ē, ˌprō-tə-ˈnō-tə-rē\

Origin of PROTHONOTARY

Middle English prothonotarie, from Late Latin protonotarius, from prot- + Latin notarius stenographer — more at notary public
First Known Use: 15th century

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