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prothonotary

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

Definition of prothonotary

plural pro·tho·no·ta·ries

  1. :  a chief clerk of any of various courts of law

pro·tho·no·tar·i·al play \prō-ˌthä-nə-ˈter-ē-əl, ˌpro-thə-nō-ˈter-ē-əl\ adjective


Variants of prothonotary

or pro·to·no·ta·ry play \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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