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 But, until now, the portal would redirect them to another website where the user would have to print out a registration form, fill it out then send it to their county registrar. Alex Briseno, Dallas News, "State complies with motor voter law, allowing Texans to register to vote online for first time," 24 Sep. 2020 Kammi Foote, the clerk, recorder, and registrar of voters of Inyo County, says to keep up with the flood of ballots during election season, work hours stretch far beyond office hours. Annalisa Merelli, Quartz, "What happens to absentee ballots after you mail them?," 14 Oct. 2020 The cut cable, which appeared to be an accident, affected both the voting portal and the registrar's offices. Sophie Lewis, CBS News, "A cut cable causes Virginia voter website to crash on final day of registration for election," 13 Oct. 2020 Get in touch with your local registrar or go to, for more information. Megan Merrigan,, "Election 2020 voter’s guide: How to vote in Connecticut this year and which candidates will be on your ballot," 6 Oct. 2020 Nevertheless, this out-of-state organization filed a second lawsuit to ask a state court to order the registrar to assure the integrity of Harris County’s voter records. Audrey Conklin, Fox News, "Texas' largest county is approving voter registrations for noncitizens, lawsuit claims," 29 Sep. 2020 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

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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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23 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Registrar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 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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