pre·​reg·​is·​tra·​tion | \ ˌprē-ˌre-jə-ˈstrā-shən How to pronounce preregistration (audio) \

Definition of preregistration

: a special registration (as for returning students) prior to an official registration period Preregistration for fall classes is closed. also : a registration prior to an event, activity, or program The lecture is free but preregistration is required.

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preregister \ (ˌ)prē-​ˈre-​jə-​stər How to pronounce preregister (audio) \ intransitive verb

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All necessary paddling equipment is provided, or bring your own, but preregistration is required. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Scooter rally, curd fest, jousting on horseback, and more to do around Wisconsin this week," 16 June 2019 The sessions are free; preregistration is required at or call 781-837-9400., "South Calendar: Find out firefly facts," 20 June 2019 The Midwestern program allows a person's next-of-kin or power of attorney to enroll the donor after death, although program leaders recommend preregistration. Stephanie Innes,, "Despite 2-year-old state law, Arizona's body donation industry still unregulated," 10 June 2019 No preregistration is needed for the special needs carnival. Sheryl Devore, Lake County News-Sun, "Antioch Taste of Summer includes special needs carnival, sidewalk sales, six headliner bands," 3 July 2018 North Carolina’s law, for example, also eliminated some early voting days, ended same-day voter registration and out-of-precinct voting, and stopped the preregistration of 16- and 17-year-olds in the state. German Lopez, Vox, "With the Supreme Court’s ruling, other states plan to follow Ohio’s lead on voter purges.," 11 June 2018 Where: Lambs Farm, 14245 W. Rockland Road, Libertyville Tickets: $15 preregistration; $20 day registration; free for spectactors Information: 847-362-5050; Sheryl DeVore is a freelance reporter for the News-Sun. Sheryl Devore,, "Lambs Farm car show awards 25 trophies," 22 May 2018 The cost is $25, including all supplies, and preregistration is required. Sarah Bonnette,, "Artscape: Mandeville artist Lloyd Riedling gets his artwork into Jazz Fest on first try," 25 Apr. 2018 The job fair is free and preregistration is not required. Andrew Maykuth,, "Philly airport has hundreds of job openings ready for takeoff," 23 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of preregistration

1967, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of preregistration was in 1967

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