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A title given to the principal clerk of a court.

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PROTHONOTARY. The title given to an officer who officiates as principal clerk of some courts. Vin Ab. h.t.
     2. In the ecclesiastical law, the name of prothonotary is given to an officer of the court of Rome, he is so called because he is the first notary; the Greek word prootos signifying primus or first. These notaries have preeminence over the other notaries, and, are put in the rank of prelates. There are twelve of them. Dict. de Jur. h.t.

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A final order has been passed directing the three banks to deposit within 15 days the sum of ` 400 crores with the Prothonotary and Master of Hon'ble Bombay High Court, who would then remit the money to the bank account of BCCI," BCCI said.
A decade of monitoring prothonotary warblers in nest boxes in southern-Illinois swamps gave Hoover the idea for the new experiment.
The preserve has a boardwalk for visitor enjoyment of the high-quality swamp forest, the herb featherfoil, plus such sought-after birds as prothonotary warblers.
Evaluation of the lymphoproliferative response as a biomarker for ecological risk assessment in feral juvenile prothonotary warblers following DDT and Hg exposure [Abstract].
Clark (31) provided that the prothonotary as a judicial officer and the register of wills as a quasi-judicial officer under article V did not fall under the county-city designation.
Few papers give detailed accounts of either breeding biology or wintering ecology; two exceptions include Walkinshaw's research on Prothonotary Warblers and Rawls' report on wintering waterfowl.
Principal in State College Area School District, associate professor at West Chester University and deputy in the county prothonotary and recorder of deeds offices all in Pennsylvania.
I placed 67 milk-carton nest boxes designed for Prothonotary Warblers (Protonotaria citrea) in a suburban Indianapolis wetland park and monitored them during the 2000 nesting season.
One that does is the prothonotary warbler, which became a topic of controversy during the Alger Hiss trial in the 1950s.
The prothonotary in the hearing is being asked to decide if the statement of claim put forward by the groups will stand, and if the two groups launching the claim -- the B.
Cedar bogs support high breeding bird densities (425 to 554 pairs per 100 acres or 40 ha) of species such as ovenbirds (Seiurus aurocapillus), yellowthroats (Geothlypus trichas), and prairie, prothonotary, and hooded warblers (Dendroica discolor, Protonotaria citrea, and Wilsonia citrna, respectively).
The name Warblers was derived from a defining moment in the Alger Hiss case when Whittaker Chambers remembered Hiss was excited about spotting a prothonotary swamp warbler in the tidal basin in Washington, D.