re·​cor·​da·​tion ˌre-ˌkȯr-ˈdā-shən How to pronounce recordation (audio)
: the action or process of recording

Examples of recordation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the county’s current recordation tax rate of $5 per $500, a home purchased for $300,000 would be charged a recordation tax of $3,000. Sherry Greenfield, Baltimore Sun, 26 May 2023 The recordation tax is imposed by the state as compensation for registering the purchase or sale of property. Sherry Greenfield, Baltimore Sun, 26 May 2023 The county’s operating budget is funded 60% from property taxes, 30% from income taxes and the remainder from recordation taxes, an excise tax imposed by states as compensation for registering the sale of property. Sherry Greenfield, Baltimore Sun, 21 Sep. 2022 Finance officials have proposed covering both expenses with recordation tax money. Emily Opilo,, 14 Sep. 2021 During last year’s budget process, Ball introduced legislation to raise the county’s recordation tax rate — a one-time fee paid when real estate is sold to a new owner — but the bill couldn’t get majority support among the County Council. Jacob Calvin Meyer,, 1 June 2021 These include recordation fees and prepaid property taxes. John Nugent, Houston Chronicle, 1 Feb. 2020 In the meantime, after registration, the process of recordation is still paper based. Ed Christman, Billboard, 26 June 2019 The Copyright Office hopes to have a pilot of a digital recordation process available to a small sample of registrants in the early spring 2020, which will provide feedback to make the system more effective for its wide rollout. Ed Christman, Billboard, 26 June 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of recordation was in the 15th century

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“Recordation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

Legal Definition


re·​cor·​da·​tion ˌre-ˌkȯr-ˈdā-shən, ˌrē- How to pronounce recordation (audio)
: the act or process of recording
recordation of a lien

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