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[rek-er-dey-shuh n, ree-kawr-] /ˌrɛk ərˈdeɪ ʃən, ˌri kɔr-/
the act or process of recording:
the recordation of documents pertaining to copyright ownership.
Origin of recordation
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English recordacioun orig., the faculty of recollection < Old French recordacion < Latin recordātiōn- (stem of recordātiō), equivalent to recordāt(us) (past participle of recordārī; see record) + -ion- -ion Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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late 14c., "faculty of remembering," Old French recordacion "record, memory" (14c.) or directly from Latin recordationem (nominative recordatio), noun of action from past participle stem of recordari (see record (v.)). Meaning "act or process of committing to writing" is c.1810.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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