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 Plexiglass will section off each judge, witness and court reporter. Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times, 12 Apr. 2021 My mom had been a court reporter, so her notes were more like transcripts. Washington Post, 26 Mar. 2021 Federal court reporter John Caniglia explores the seizure in an investigation where nobody’s currently charged with a crime. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, 15 Mar. 2021 Other participants: Will include a judge's clerk, and a court reporter who will transcribe the proceedings. Mark Boswell, Star Tribune, 9 Mar. 2021 Smith said the court reporter would prepare transcripts for the opening statements and the medical examiner’s testimony. al, 15 Nov. 2020 Fair grew up in Minnesota, the only child of a court reporter and a computer scientist. Meghana Keshavan, STAT, 29 Oct. 2020 Still, her sight hasn’t recovered in her left eye, which forced her to retire from her job as a court reporter. Lisa Sanders, New York Times, 28 Oct. 2020 The only people allowed inside are prosecutors, witnesses, a court reporter and a translator, if one is required. Andrew Wolfson, USA TODAY, 13 Sep. 2020

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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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23 Apr 2021

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“Court reporter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for court reporter

court reporter


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

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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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