protonotary apostolic

noun
pro·​ton·​o·​tary apostolic | \ prə-ˈtä-nə-ˌter-ē- How to pronounce protonotary apostolic (audio) , prō-tə-ˈnä-tə-rē- How to pronounce protonotary apostolic (audio) \
variants: or prothonotary apostolic \ prə-​ˈthä-​nə-​ˌter-​ē-​ How to pronounce prothonotary apostolic (audio) , 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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“Protonotary apostolic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/protonotary%20apostolic. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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