noun, plural pro·thon·o·tar·ies.
- 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.
Origin of prothonotary
Related formspro·thon·o·tar·i·al [proh-thon-uh-tair-ee-uh l, proh-thuh-noh-tair-] /proʊˌθɒn əˈtɛər i əl, ˌproʊ θə noʊˈtɛər-/, adjective
Examples from the Web for prothonotary
That day I found the first nest of the prothonotary warbler.Everyday Adventures|Samuel Scoville
Wayne heard one singing exactly like a prothonotary warbler, this song lasting for more than 20 minutes.
Pantagruel asked Double-fee of what breed was that prothonotary, and what name they gave him.Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete.|Francois Rabelais
I hoped it was a prothonotary warbler, a bird I had never seen, and about whose notes I knew nothing.Spring notes from Tennessee|Bradford Torrey
Alexander lured the prothonotary to Rome and, having confined him in the castle of S. Angelo, began a process against him.Lucretia Borgia|Ferdinand Gregorovius