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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.
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(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
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(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.
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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.
Kristina's poster for the 2019 festival featured a pair of prothonotary warblers at their nest box along the famed Wilson Boardwalk inside the state park.
In 2007, through the efforts of then-President Judge Bonnie Brigance Leadbetter and retiring Prothonotary Dan Schuckers, the Commonwealth Court Historical Society (CCHS) was created as a non-profit corporation.
(2009) Prothonotary Warblers as indicators of hydrological conditions in bottomland forests.
(26) In another, a Prothonotary (a judicial officer of the Federal Court) was put in the precarious position of having to decide whether to stay proceedings pending the proposed repeal of a provision, given the "balance to be struck between avoiding needless expenditure of public funds and resources in the very likely event that matter may become moot [...] and ensuring, if the repealed legislation is delayed or fails, that the matter can proceed without undue delay".
The Court concluded by saying that but for the apologies and retractions it would have referred the Ministers and the newspaper parties to the Prothonotary of the Supreme Court for prosecution for contempt of court.
(309) Bogue demanded the case management prothonotary recuse herself, which was refused.
Petit, "Factors governing habitat selection by prothonotary warblers: field tests of the fretwell-lucas models 1," Ecological Monographs, vol.
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.
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).