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 Simply require all absentee ballots to be turned in to their local registrar on or before Election Day. Trey Trainor, National Review, "Vote by Mail: The Unintended Consequences," 5 Oct. 2020 Monday is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 3 election at parish registrar of voters offices or by mail, but people will still be able to register through the state's website and the GeauxVote smartphone app through Oct. 13. Chad Calder | Staff Writer,, "Are you registered to vote in the presidential election? Monday is a key deadline," 2 Oct. 2020 Deva Marie Proto, the county's registrar of voters, told The Press Democrat that the county has not yet sent out mail-in-ballots for the Nov. 3 election. Mckenzie Sadeghi, USA TODAY, "Fact check: 2018 empty mail-in ballot envelopes in California dumpster spur false fraud claims," 30 Sep. 2020 Vu is the registrar of voters in the county, the man in charge of counting the ballots cast in races from city council all the way up to President of the United States. Abby Hamblin, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Get to know Michael Vu, registrar of voters for San Diego County," 29 Sep. 2020 Virginia voters can cast an early vote in person at their local registrar’s office or at satellite voting locations. Washington Post, "Early voting turnout hits record numbers in Virginia," 21 Sep. 2020 Vote early at your local registrar's office beginning 45 days before Election Day until the Saturday before Election Day. CBS News, "How do I vote in my state in the 2020 election?," 18 Sep. 2020 Visit your local voter registrar or county election administrator’s office and pick up a paper voter registration application. James Barragán, Dallas News, "Here’s how to register to vote for the November elections in Texas. And no, you can’t do it online," 11 Sep. 2020 They’ll be secured by a steel lock, guarded by an attendant and emptied daily, said Gary Scott, general registrar of elections in Fairfax County. Rebecca Tan, Washington Post, "Hundreds of ballot drop boxes are coming to the D.C. region. Here’s what to expect.," 11 Sep. 2020

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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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11 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Registrar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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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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