(?), a. [Gr. .] Of or pertaining to prothesis; as, a prothetic apparatus.
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(pr*thn"*t*r), or


(pr*tn"*t*r) }, n.;
pl. -ries (pr*thn"*t*rz).
[LL. protonotarius, fr. Gr. prw^tos first + L. notarius a shorthand writer, a scribe: cf. F. protonotaire.] 1. A chief notary or clerk. " My private prothonotary." Herrick.
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2. Formerly, a chief clerk in the Court of King's Bench and in the Court of Common Pleas, now superseded by the master. [Eng.] Wharton. Burrill.
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3. A register or chief clerk of a court in certain States of the United States.
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4. (R. C. Ch.) Formerly, one who had the charge of writing the acts of the martyrs, and the circumstances of their death; now, one of twelve persons, constituting a college in the Roman Curia, whose office is to register pontifical acts and to make and preserve the official record of beatifications.
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5. (Gr. Ch.) The chief secretary of the patriarch of Constantinople.
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Prothonotary warbler (Zol.), a small American warbler (Protonotaria citrea). The general color is golden yellow, the back is olivaceous, the rump and tail are ash-color, several outer tail feathers are partly white.
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