protonotary apostolic
or prothonotary apostolic noun (plural protonotaries apostolic or prothonotaries apostolic) Date: 1682 a priest of the chief college of the papal curia who keeps records of consistories and canonizations and signs papal bulls; also an honorary member of this college

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