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prothonotary

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

Definition of prothonotary

plural prothonotaries

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

prothonotarial play \prō-ˌthä-nə-ˈter-ē-əl, ˌpro-thə-nō-ˈter-ē-əl\ adjective


Variants of prothonotary

or protonotary 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


Law Dictionary

prothonotary

play
noun pro·thon·o·ta·ry \prə-ˈthä-nə-ˌter-ē, ˌprō-thə-ˈnä-tə-rē\

Legal Definition of prothonotary

plural prothonotaries

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

prothonotarial \prə-ˌthä-nə-ˈter-ē-əl\ play adjective


Origin of prothonotary

Late Latin protonotarius, from proto- first in time + Latin notarius stenographer


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