registry

noun
reg·​is·​try | \ ˈre-jə-strē How to pronounce registry (audio) \
plural registries

Definition of registry

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

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Examples of registry in a Sentence

the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles got a copy of the couple's bridal registry from the store's computer and scanned it for items we could afford
Recent Examples on the Web Addressing criminal justice reform at Wednesday's vice presidential debate, Harris said a Biden administration would ban chokeholds and require a national registry for police officers who break the law. Arkansas Online, "Harris, Pence spar in virus's shadow," 8 Oct. 2020 Harris leaned on her experience in the criminal justice system to call for extensive reform and pointed to Biden campaign proposals to ban police chokeholds, build a national registry of police misconduct, end cash bail, and decriminalize marijuana. Rey Mashayekhi, Fortune, "Where Harris and Pence won and lost in the vice presidential debate," 8 Oct. 2020 Annual editions of The Official Catholic Directory, a national clergy registry, show Cooper spent the next several years working as a priest at various local parishes. Ramon Antonio Vargas, NOLA.com, "Man says 2 New Orleans priests abused him; church gave him unlimited therapy but no abuse listing," 5 Oct. 2020 The bill bans chokeholds at the federal level and classifies them as a civil rights violation, and establish a national registry of police misconduct maintained by the Justice Department. Josh Campbell, CNN, "Violent crime rises during pandemic as confidence in police takes a hit," 16 Aug. 2020 The proposal, among other things, would prohibit police from using chokeholds, create a national registry to track police misconduct, and ban certain no-knock warrants, which are legal in Illinois. Washington Examiner, "Illinois lawmakers weigh in on federal Justice in Policing Act proposal," 11 June 2020 Rather than a clinical trial in which strict criteria are often used, the registry helps physicians across the country see real-world evidence that can potentially be translated across communities. Amanda Mcelfresh, NOLA.com, "New immunotherapy research shows promise for treatment of advanced prostate cancer, especially in Black men," 22 Sep. 2020 For each registry item purchased, the purchaser is entered into a drawing for one of several gift cards to local restaurants and shops that have supported the diaper drive in previous years. Carol Kovach, cleveland, "CLE Diaper Drive adopts new format during pandemic: A Place in the Sun," 22 Sep. 2020 And those behind the new registry effort vow that a successful collaboration will further bolster safety and security in the United States. Hollie Mckay, Fox News, "Joint push for Caribbean countries to develop a coordinated sex-offender registry announced," 18 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of registry

1589, in the meaning defined at sense 4a

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The first known use of registry was in 1589

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13 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Registry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/registry. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for registry

registry

noun
How to pronounce registry (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of registry

: a place where official records are kept
US : a book or system for keeping an official list or record of items

registry

noun
reg·​is·​try | \ ˈre-jə-strē How to pronounce registry (audio) \
plural registries

Kids Definition of registry

: a place where registration takes place a registry of motor vehicles

registry

noun
reg·​is·​try | \ ˈrej-ə-strē How to pronounce registry (audio) \
plural registries

Medical Definition of registry

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

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registry

noun
reg·​is·​try | \ ˈre-jə-strē How to pronounce registry (audio) \
plural registries

Legal Definition of registry

1 : registration an instrument filed for registry in the conveyance recordsLouisiana 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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