registry

noun reg·is·try \ ˈre-jə-strē \

Definition of registry

plural registries
2 :the nationality of a ship according to its entry in a register :flag
3 :a place of registration
4 a :an official record book
b :an entry in a registry

Examples of registry in a Sentence

  1. the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles

  2. got a copy of the couple's bridal registry from the store's computer and scanned it for items we could afford

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First Known Use of registry

1589



REGISTRY Defined for English Language Learners

registry

noun

Definition of registry for English Language Learners

  • : a place where official records are kept

  • : a book or system for keeping an official list or record of items


REGISTRY Defined for Kids

registry

noun reg·is·try \ ˈre-jə-strē \

Definition of registry for Students

plural registries
:a place where registration takes place
  • a registry of motor vehicles

Medical Dictionary

registry

noun reg·is·try \ ˈrej-ə-strē \

medical Definition of registry

plural registries
1 :a place where data, records, or laboratory samples are kept and usually are made available for research or comparative study
  • a cancer registry
2 :an establishment at which nurses available for employment are listed and through which they are hired

Law Dictionary

registry

noun reg·is·try \ ˈre-jə-strē \

legal Definition of registry

plural registries
1 :registration
  • an instrument filed for registry in the conveyance records
  • Louisiana Civil Code
2 :the nationality of a ship according to its entry in a register
3 :a place of registration :a place where official records and documents are kept
  • the registry of motor vehicles
  • registry of deeds


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