reg·​is·​tered | \ˈre-jə-stərd \

Definition of registered 

1a : having the owner's name entered in a register registered security

b : recorded as the owner of a security

2 : recorded on the basis of pedigree or breed characteristics in the studbook of a breed association

3 : qualified formally or officially

Examples of registered in a Sentence

Are you a registered voter?

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Underwood is a registered nurse and former adviser to the Obama administration who helped implement the Affordable Care Act. Dylan Scott, Vox, "Every House seat Democrats have flipped in the midterm elections, in one post.," 7 Nov. 2018 What do a nuclear engineer and a registered nurse have in common? Mary Beth Griggs, The Verge, "New congressional members with science backgrounds may help shape national policy," 7 Nov. 2018 The California lawsuit against AbbVie said the company has sent registered nurses to visit patients to train them how to inject the company’s arthritis drug Humira and provide other assistance. Peter Loftus, WSJ, "U.S. Probes Drugmakers Over Free Services," 21 Sep. 2018 Jamie Shifley, a registered dietitian and health coach. NBC News, "What is the Nordic diet — and why do doctors, dietitians and even psychiatrists like it so much?," 22 June 2018 While Good Housekeeping remains the top women's lifestyle magazine with a registered dietitian on-staff, times have changed. Good Housekeeping, "About the Good Housekeeping Nutritionist Approved Emblem," 18 Oct. 2016 Oklahoma primaries are only open to registered Democrats or Republicans. Herb Jackson, USA TODAY, "Primaries 2018: Can Grimm go from prison to Congress? Will Oklahoma OK pot?," 22 June 2018 Valparaiso businessman Chuck Williams was listed as its registered agent with the secretary of state. Amy Lavalley, Post-Tribune, "Mystery extension ties Porter County office planned for move into long-term lease," 8 June 2018 Cathy Mitchell, a disabled registered nurse, suffers from a long list of injuries and diseases, including osteoarthritis, post-major lumbar surgery for ruptured discs, cervical scoliosis and bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome. Josephine Chu, USA TODAY, "Chronic pain patients, overlooked in opioid crisis, getting new attention from top at FDA," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of registered

1827, in the meaning defined at sense 3

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English Language Learners Definition of registered

: having the owner's name entered in an official list or register

: having your name entered in an official list or register

: sent by registered mail


reg·​is·​tered | \ˈrej-ə-stərd \

Medical Definition of registered 

: qualified by formal, official, or legal certification or authentication a registered pharmacist

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