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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This parallel truth about women in the electorate jumped out from the data in the Dec. 17 Fox News Poll, a random national sample of registered voters. Daniel Henninger, WSJ, "Women Who Love Trump," 19 Dec. 2018 Voter turnout among registered voters was the highest for any midterm election in Utah since 1962 at about 74 percent, according to Justin Lee, state elections director. Brady Mccombs, The Seattle Times, "Democrats flip Utah House seat as McAdams tops Rep. Mia Love," 20 Nov. 2018 In 2017, more than $95 million was paid to registered lobbyists in New York City, according to city records. Katie Honan, WSJ, "Amazon Spends on Lobbying New York City on Cloud Services," 26 Nov. 2018 That could be a valuable asset, as more than half of registered voters in Alaska are undeclared or nonpartisan, according to the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Christianna Silva, Teen Vogue, "Independent Candidate Alyse Galvin Will Take on the Longest-Sitting U.S. Representative in Alaska's Midterm Election," 22 Aug. 2018 Singer contributed $7,500 to Emanuel’s campaign before the mayor was elected and stopped accepting contributions from registered lobbyists. Bill Ruthhart,, "Who is in Asia with Emanuel? Campaign donors, lobbyists, developers, business heavyweights," 13 July 2018 Soliman, who did not immediately respond to STAT’s request for comment, is a New Jersey health consultant and a registered lobbyist in Washington. Lev Facher, STAT, "Read the fine print: N.J. senator sets up phony health news website to attack challenger Bob Hugin," 13 July 2018 The documents specified that Cohen, who was not a registered lobbyist, was to spend none of his time engaged in lobbying. Anchorage Daily News, "Cohen's $600,000 deal with AT&T specified he would advise on Time Warner merger, internal company records show," 11 May 2018 According to the Alabama Ethics Commission list of registered lobbyists, Connors Consulting listed only itself and Motorola as clients. Leada Gore,, "Who is Marty Connors? Lobbyist, ex-chief of Alabama GOP faces federal bribery charges," 2 Apr. 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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