A chief notary or clerk.
Formerly, a chief clerk in the Court of King's Bench and in the Court of Common Pleas, now superseded by the master.
A register or chief clerk of a court in certain States of the United States.
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.
The chief secretary of the patriarch of Constantinople.
The principal clerk in certain courts of law.
a court official who, although not a full-fledged judge, is empowered to rule on certain procedural and legal matters
a court official who is not a judge but can rule on procedural matters
an officer who officiates as principal clerk of courts in states such as Pennsylvania
The Prothonotary is the Chief Clerk of the Civil Court. The word is of Greek origin, and it means "First Clerk." All civil litigation is filed with the Prothonotary. The Prothonotary or one of her/his deputies must be present in court during all civil cases to administer oaths to witnesses and juries and keep track of exhibits. All of the records maintained by the Prothonotary are available to the public unless they are sealed by the Court.
Chief clerk of any of various courts in some states, including those of Pennsylvania.
The court clerk in charge of civil, as opposed to criminal, filings.