court reporter


Definition of court reporter

: a stenographer who records and transcribes a verbatim report of all proceedings in a court of law

Examples of court reporter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The court reporter walked back into the deliberating room and read the passages. Nancy Dillon, Rolling Stone, 22 June 2022 Velez is a court reporter, who transcribes court proceedings. Elizabeth Zavala, San Antonio Express-News, 7 June 2022 No transcripts were available from 2002 because the court reporter's notes were destroyed after 10 years. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 21 Apr. 2022 Terry Moran on the bombshell draft opinion, chief legal analyst Dan Abrams on the battles playing out in the state, and veteran court reporter Nina Totenberg on the fallout from the leak. ABC News, 8 May 2022 Roman’s father worked as a salesman, her mother as a court reporter. Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, 13 Dec. 2021 Attorneys and the judge huddled in a corner — without a court reporter present. Jason Meisner,, 4 Dec. 2021 In addition, according to USASOC, the court reporter deleted the audio. Seth Harp, Rolling Stone, 21 Dec. 2021 If someone later wants a transcript, a court reporter prepares one by listening to the recording. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 18 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of court reporter

1894, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of court reporter was in 1894

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4 Jul 2022

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“Court reporter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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Legal Definition of court reporter

: a stenographer who records and transcribes a verbatim report of all proceedings in a court of law


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