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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Soon after the registrar noticed the discrepancies on the death certificates in 2016, Furber said Bucks County authorities along with the Social Security Administration’s Office of the Inspector General, launched an investigation. Katie Park,, "Bucks funeral home director pleads guilty to stealing nearly $300K from clients," 6 June 2018 Domain registrar GoDaddy dropped Gab after the shooting, knocking it offline for several days. Michael Kunzelman, The Seattle Times, "Man tied to synagogue shooting suspect arrested," 14 Nov. 2018 The former UBS Investment Bank chief financial officer revealed plans to submit 12,000 GOP signatures to city and town registrars of voters Tuesday for certification. Neil Vigdor,, "Bob Stefanowski To Submit 12,000 GOP Signatures To Get Into Primary For Governor," 4 June 2018 The company increased sales by more than 10% last year to £828 million ($1.05 billion), filings to the U.K.’s registrar of companies show. Ben Dummett And William Louch, WSJ, "U.S. Buyout Firm Takes Major Stake in U.K. Restaurant Operator Despite Brexit Uncertainty," 7 Jan. 2019 Malloy also vetoed a bill that would allow a town clerk to pick an Election Day registration location if the two registrars of voters disagree. Christopher Keating,, "Gov. Malloy Vetoes School Suspension, Election Day Registration Bills," 7 June 2018 Mahathir said the party had given all necessary documents to the registrar last week. Washington Post, "World Digest: April 5, 2018," 5 Apr. 2018 Since the data comes in from the certificate registrars in near real-time, many sites haven't even been set up yet other than to put the files in place needed to be registered for certificates. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "How to win (or at least not lose) the war on phishing? Enlist machine learning," 7 Aug. 2018 In early December 2013, prosecutors said, members of the conspiracy used the same tactic to hack the Australian registrar again, this time to hijack domain names of one of the targeted technology companies. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Feds: Chinese spies orchestrated massive hack that stole aviation secrets," 31 Oct. 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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