court reporter

noun

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 In the book, which goes on sale Tuesday, young court reporter Teagan O’Rourke is targeted by a serial killer who leaves taunting notes on the bodies of victims with some connection to her. Deborah Martin, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio author Kelly Irvin talks about her new novel ‘Closer Than She Knows’," 5 June 2020 Beridon's court reporter, Janet Haas, was in an office. Kevin Grasha, Cincinnati.com, "Virtual courtrooms could be the new normal amid coronavirus pandemic," 17 Apr. 2020 One online group has been set up to help laid-off court reporters. Caitlin Dickerson, New York Times, "They Were Laid Off. Now They’re Helping Out.," 9 Apr. 2020 On Wednesday afternoon, the jurors returned to the courtroom to hear the testimony of actor Rosie Perez read back to them by court reporters. Olivia Raimonde, Bloomberg.com, "Weinstein Jurors Focus on Predatory Assault, Most Serious Charge," 8 May 2020 These cases involved court reporters—writers who were chosen by the courts to keep records of court proceedings and publish them. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Supreme Court rules Georgia can’t put the law behind a paywall," 27 Apr. 2020 The court reporter, who would have been stationed a few feet from the judge, was in a courthouse office. Kevin Grasha, Cincinnati.com, "Virtual courtrooms could be the new normal amid coronavirus pandemic," 17 Apr. 2020 Court arraignments are continuing with defense lawyers, judges, court reporters and a sheriff’s deputy appearing in court. oregonlive, "Two Marion County jail deputies have tested positive for coronavirus," 2 Apr. 2020 Administrative and Presiding Judge Brendan Sheehan announced Wednesday that the court will operate on a limited docket, meaning only he and two other judges and a limited number of court reporters and staff will be scheduled to work. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, "Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court judge announces limited number of judges, hearings to go forward amid coronavirus pandemic," 18 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of court reporter

1894, in the meaning defined above

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“Court reporter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/court%20reporter. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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court reporter

noun

English Language Learners Definition of court reporter

: a person whose job is to write down exactly what is said and done during a legal trial

court reporter

noun

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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