prothonotary

noun
pro·​tho·​no·​ta·​ry | \prō-ˈthä-nə-ˌter-ē, ˌprō-thə-ˈnō-tə-rē \
variants: or protonotary \prō-​ˈtä-​nə-​ˌter-​ē, ˌprō-​tə-​ˈnō-​tə-​rē \
plural prothonotaries

Definition of prothonotary 

: a chief clerk of any of various courts of law

Other Words from prothonotary

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

First Known Use of prothonotary

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for prothonotary

Middle English prothonotarie, from Late Latin protonotarius, from prot- + Latin notarius stenographer — more at notary public

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prothonotary

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

Legal Definition of prothonotary 

: a chief clerk of any of various courts of law

Other Words from prothonotary

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

History and Etymology for prothonotary

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

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