reg·​is·​tered | \ ˈre-jə-stərd How to pronounce registered (audio) \

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?
Recent Examples on the Web Jay Irene, a 71-year-old registered independent and retired library worker, was indignant with how the state has allowed homeless people to suffer. Los Angeles Times, 14 Sep. 2021 Looijen is a registered independent who voted for Joe Biden for president. Heather Knight, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Sep. 2021 In the coming days, those ballots will be delivered to addresses recorded on the state’s long list of registered voters. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, 2 May 2022 According to a new Morning Consult poll, Manchin's job approval rating among West Virginia's registered voters has jumped 16 percent since President Biden took office, by far the largest increase of any senator. Grayson Quay, The Week, 25 Apr. 2022 In a recent Bay Area Council poll of registered voters, a majority said the Bay was not a safe place to live, an increase from prior years. Susie Neilson, San Francisco Chronicle, 8 Apr. 2022 The vote total released Thursday includes all in-person voting and mail ballots received to date, and makes a 16.3 percent turnout of registered voters. Deborah Sullivan Brennan, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Apr. 2022 Democratic registered voters in California also outnumber Republicans by a nearly 2-1 margin, helping explain why no Republican has won a statewide political campaign since 2006. Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times, 12 Mar. 2022 Thirty-four percent see the outbreak as completely or mostly controlled, up from about two in 10 last month (in a Fox News poll of registered voters), but still far from a majority. Allison De Jong, ABC News, 1 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of registered

1827, in the meaning defined at sense 3

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The first known use of registered was in 1827

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“Registered.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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reg·​is·​tered | \ ˈrej-ə-stərd How to pronounce registered (audio) \

Medical Definition of registered

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


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