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registry

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noun reg·is·try \ˈre-jə-strē\

Simple Definition of registry

  • : a place where official records are kept

  • : a book or system for keeping an official list or record of items

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of registry

plural

registries

  1. 1 :  registration, enrollment

  2. 2 :  the nationality of a ship according to its entry in a register :  flag

  3. 3 :  a place of registration

  4. 4 a :  an official record book b :  an entry in a registry

Examples of registry in a sentence

  1. the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles

  2. <got a copy of the couple's bridal registry from the store's computer and scanned it for items we could afford>



1589

First Known Use of registry

1589



REGISTRY Defined for Kids

registry

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noun reg·is·try \ˈre-jə-strē\

Definition of registry for Students

plural

registries

  1. :  a place where registration takes place <a registry of motor vehicles>




Medical Dictionary

registry

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noun reg·is·try \ˈrej-ə-strē\

Medical Definition of registry

plural

registries

  1. 1:  a place where data, records, or laboratory samples are kept and usually are made available for research or comparative study <a cancer registry>

  2. 2:  an establishment at which nurses available for employment are listed and through which they are hired




Law Dictionary

registry

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noun reg·is·try \ˈre-jə-strē\

Legal Definition of registry

plural

registries

  1. 1 :  registration <an instrument filed for registry in the conveyance records — Louisiana Civil Code>

  2. 2 :  the nationality of a ship according to its entry in a register

  3. 3 :  a place of registration :  a place where official records and documents are kept <the registry of motor vehicles> <registry of deeds>





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