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[proh-ton-uh-ter-ee, proht-n-oh-tuh-ree] /proʊˈtɒn əˌtɛr i, ˌproʊt nˈoʊ tə ri/
noun, plural protonotaries.
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protonotaryship, noun Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for protonotary


/ˌprəʊθəˈnəʊtərɪ; -trɪ; prəʊˈθɒnə-/
noun (pl) -taries
(formerly) a chief clerk in certain law courts
Derived Forms
prothonotarial (prəʊˌθɒnəˈtɛərɪəl), protonotarial, adjective
Word Origin
C15: from Medieval Latin prōthonotārius, from prōtho-proto- + Late Latin notāriusnotary
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