church register

noun

: a parish register of baptisms, marriages, and deaths

Examples of church register in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the West, people trying to trace their lineage often consult websites that provide data from sources such as census records and church registers. The Economist, 11 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1606, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of church register was in 1606

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“Church register.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/church%20register. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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