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(prō-thŏn′ə-tĕr′ē, prō′thə-nō′tə-rē) also pro·ton·o·tar·y (prō-tŏn′ə-tĕr′ē, prō′tə-nō′tə-rē)
n. pl. pro·thon·o·tar·ies also pro·ton·o·tar·ies
The principal clerk in certain courts of law.

[Middle English prothonotarie, from Medieval Latin prōthonotārius, from Late Latin prōtonotārius : Greek prōto-, proto- + Latin notārius, secretary (from nota, mark; see gnō- in Indo-European roots).]

pro·thon′o·tar′i·al (prō-thŏn′ə-târ′ē-əl, prō′thə-nō-târ′-) adj.


(ˌprəʊθəˈnəʊtərɪ; -trɪ; prəʊˈθɒnə-) or


n, pl -taries
(Law) (formerly) a chief clerk in certain law courts
[C15: from Medieval Latin prōthonotārius, from prōtho- proto- + Late Latin notārius notary]
prothonotarial, proˌtonoˈtarial adj


(proʊˈθɒn əˌtɛr i, ˌproʊ θəˈnoʊ tə ri)

also protonotary

n., pl. -tar•ies.
1. a chief clerk in certain courts of law.
2. Rom. Cath. Ch.
a. one of a body of officials in the papal curia assigned solemn clerical duties.
b. an honorary title for certain other prelates.
[1400–50; < Medieval Latin prōthonotārius, Late Latin prōtonotārius < Greek prōtonotarios. See proto-, notary]
pro•thon`o•tar′i•al (-ˈtɛər i əl) adj.
References in classic literature ?
My mother wanted to make an officer of me; my father, a sub-deacon; my aunt, a councillor of inquests; my grandmother, prothonotary to the king; my great aunt, a treasurer of the short robe,--and I have made myself an outcast.
Bright yellow prothonotary warblers and other songbirds sang their hearts out, the avian music echoing across the river as long-nosed and alligator gar slurped air from the surface before diving into the depths once more.
Prothonotary of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal of Prince Edward Island, is appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island.
Nine species that breed locally, with some unknown proportion still in transit, comprised 1113 observations: American Redstart, Warbling Vireo, Baltimore Oriole, Bluegray Gnatcatcher, Yellow Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus), Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus), and Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireoflavifrons) (Table 5).
For example, a Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) has been reported entering and exiting through an open window to nest inside a building (Perkins 1926), and House Sparrows (Passer domesticus) in New Zealand cities learned how to open automatic doors to gain access to food inside a cafeteria (Brockie and O'Brien 2004).
NEW FINDINGS in our study for the National Audubon Society and Louisiana Bird Observatory (LABO) reveal the first-ever mapped migration of a Prothonotary Warbler, a species of conservation concern.
and we crossed a few more species off our list, including warbling vireos, orchard orioles, a northern waterthrush, and sun-bright prothonotary warblers.
Described by Roger Tory Peterson in his field guide as "golden birds of wooded swamps," Prothonotary warblers flit through the deep woods.
Two years later, Gamache's marriage took her to the lies de la Madeleine and she was able to continue her career there, serving as justice of the peace, clerk and prothonotary.
He served as Prothonotary (modern clerk of courts) of Northumberland County from 1780-1783 and died in 1794.
The prothonotary denied the motion to stay the proceedings, taking into account the forum selection clause.
He says, “Among the most coveted species are Cerulean Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Black-billed Cuckoo, and Alder Flycatcher.