reg·​is·​trar | \ ˈre-jə-ˌsträr How to pronounce registrar (audio) \

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


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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Probation officers, court registrars and adoption-friendly judges all received bribes to achieve favorable results, officials said. Eric Heisig,, "Employee of Strongsville adoption agency pleads guilty to helping bribe Ugandan officials," 30 Aug. 2019 Right now, University of Texas students are running to the registrar's office or firing up their computers to sign up for an upcoming Matthew McConaughey class. Peter Dawson, Houston Chronicle, "Matthew McConaughey joins University of Texas as faculty professor," 28 Aug. 2019 The commonwealth's registrar of motor vehicles, Erin Deveney, resigned in late June after the lapse was made public. Fox News, "Truck driver in New Hampshire crash that killed 7 bikers was on drugs, report says," 2 Aug. 2019 The survey found most male registrars and collections managers were paid more than women, as were male directors of education. Washington Post, "Women are increasingly getting the top museum jobs. Will more of them finally get equal pay?," 2 July 2019 Photo: Planet Labs, Inc. Authorities must also rely on port officers and ship registrars in places as diverse as Sierra Leone and Palau to be incorruptible, well-trained and on high alert. Niharika Mandhana, WSJ, "Fake Signals and Illegal Flags: How North Korea Uses Clandestine Shipping to Fund Regime," 28 Nov. 2018 Currently Democrats in the city of San Diego outnumber Republicans in voter registration, 316,101 to 161,739, and there are more than 244,000 registered no party preference voters, according to the county registrar of voters. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Democrats to weigh endorsement in San Diego mayoral race Tuesday," 19 Aug. 2019 The new insurance entity has 20.4 billion yuan in initial capital, according to the registrar. Chao Deng, WSJ, "To Sort Anbang’s Assets, Chinese Authorities Create Dajia," 28 June 2019 In the Peotter recall case, the group seeking his ouster did not submit enough valid signatures to force a special recall election, according to the Orange County registrar of voters office. Hillary Davis,, "Split Newport council won't require paid petition circulators to file anti-fraud affidavits," 27 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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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
British : a doctor who is training at a hospital to become a specialist in a particular field of medicine


reg·​is·​trar | \ ˈrej-ə-ˌsträr How to pronounce registrar (audio) \

Medical Definition of registrar

1 : an admitting officer at a hospital
2 British : resident


reg·​is·​trar | \ ˈre-jə-ˌsträr How to pronounce registrar (audio) \

Legal Definition of registrar

: an official recorder or keeper of records

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