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The chief clerk of the civil court. The word is of Greek origin and means “First Clerk.” All civil litigation is filed with the Prothonotary. The Prothonotary or one of the Prothonotary’s deputies must be present in court during all civil cases in order to administer oaths to witnesses and juries and keep track of exhibits. All records maintained by the Prothonotary are available to the public unless they are sealed by the court.

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