protonotary apostolic

noun
pro·​ton·​o·​tary apostolic | \prə-ˈtä-nə-ˌter-ē-, prō-tə-ˈnä-tə-rē- \
variants: or prothonotary apostolic \ prə-​ˈthä-​nə-​ˌter-​ē-​ , ˌprō-​thə-​ˈnä-​tə-​rē-​ \
plural protonotaries apostolic or prothonotaries apostolic

Definition of protonotary apostolic 

: a priest of the chief college of the papal curia who keeps records of consistories and canonizations and signs papal bulls also : an honorary member of this college

First Known Use of protonotary apostolic

1682, in the meaning defined above

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