Meaning of prothonotary
Pronunciation: (prō-thon'u-ter"ē, prō"thu-nō'tu-rē), [key]
— pl. -tar•ies.
- a chief clerk or official in certain courts of law.
- any of the seven members of the college of prothonotaries apostolic, charged chiefly with the registry of pontifical acts and canonizations.
- an honorary title for certain other prelates.
- the chief secretary of the patriarch of Constantinople.