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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Examples of registrar in a Sentence

got a copy of his transcript from the school's registrar
Recent Examples on the Web The registrar’s office now has 30 days to verify the signatures submitted by the Gascón recall campaign. James Queallystaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 6 July 2022 The accounts, which cover a 12-month period up to 31 Dec. 2020, were filed on Tuesday at the U.K.’s company registrar, Companies House. K.j. Yossman, Variety, 20 Apr. 2022 The lawsuit was filed against Riverside County and its five-member Board of Supervisors, as well as the county’s registrar of voters. Felicia Alvarez, Los Angeles Times, 16 June 2022 If the registrar doesn’t want to lower the price, be prepared to move on and find another domain name. Michael Gargiulo, Forbes, 13 June 2022 Christine Brim, the task force’s leader, appeared in person or emailed staff nearly every day, according to Scott Konopasek, the registrar at the time. New York Times, 30 May 2022 The registrar bungled the initial count in a March congressional vote, leading to concern that losing candidates in the presidential vote will declare fraud. Julie Turkewitz,, 29 May 2022 In red California, an anti-mask recall effort fizzled, and Natalie Adona, harassed by election deniers, won her race for Nevada County clerk-recorder and registrar of voters in a landslide. Laura Blasey, Los Angeles Times, 10 June 2022 Domain registrar Namecheap is taking action on its own. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 2 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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The first known use of registrar was in 1571

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20 Jul 2022

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“Registrar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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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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