registrar

noun
reg·​is·​trar | \ˈre-jə-ˌsträr \

Definition of registrar 

: an official recorder or keeper of records: such as

a : an officer of an educational institution responsible for registering students, keeping academic records, and corresponding with applicants and evaluating their credentials

b : an admitting officer at a hospital

c chiefly British : resident sense 3

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Synonyms for registrar

Synonyms

clerk, register, scribe, secretary

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Examples of registrar in a Sentence

got a copy of his transcript from the school's registrar

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The Sacramento State registrar's records say DeAngelo was awarded a National Defense Service medal, a Vietnam Service Medal (bronze star) and a Vietnam Campaign Medal. Tony Bizjak, Anita Chabria, Dale Kasler, Nashelly Chavez And Diana Lambert, sacbee, "He was quirky and complex. But they never thought the former cop next door could be notorious," 25 Apr. 2018 The amendment gave local voting registrars the power to test applicants on their understanding of the U.S. Constitution. Joseph Crespino, WSJ, "Who Is the Real Atticus Finch?," 22 Mar. 2018 Escondido Union High School District: John Williamson, mathematics, Escondido High School; Mary Garcia, registrar, Escondido High School. Laura Groch, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Districts name teachers, classified employees of the year," 3 May 2018 In late vote-counting by the registrar, Montgomery surpassed Cole to take first place in the District 4 primary by six votes. David Garrick, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Candidate won't seek recount in battle for slot in San Diego council runoff," 10 July 2018 Making matters worse, the transfer shifted the registration from Web.com to OVH, a French registrar that may be less responsive to US courts. Russell Brandom, The Verge, "The battle for France.com," 30 Apr. 2018 Days before the government was ordered to release the new data, Puerto Rico’s Institute of Statistics sued the demographic registrar for the information. Time, "Puerto Rico Has Released New Data Detailing Deaths in the Wake of Hurricane Maria," 14 June 2018 Days before the government was ordered to release the new data, Puerto Rico’s Institute of Statistics sued the demographic registrar for the information. Washington Post, "Puerto Rico issues new data on Hurricane Maria deaths," 13 June 2018 Days before the government was ordered to release the new data, Puerto Rico’s Institute of Statistics sued the demographic registrar for the information. NBC News, "Puerto Rico issues new data on Hurricane Maria deaths," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of registrar

1571, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for registrar

alteration of Middle English registrer, from registren to register, from Anglo-French registrer, from Medieval Latin registrare, from registrum

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registrar

noun

English Language Learners Definition of registrar

: someone who is in charge of keeping records especially of births, marriages, and deaths

: an officer of a college or university who is in charge of registering students and keeping academic records

: a doctor who is training at a hospital to become a specialist in a particular field of medicine

registrar

noun
reg·​is·​trar | \ˈrej-ə-ˌsträr \

Medical Definition of registrar 

1 : an admitting officer at a hospital

2 British : resident

registrar

noun
reg·​is·​trar | \ˈre-jə-ˌsträr \

Legal Definition of registrar 

: an official recorder or keeper of records

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