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register office

(Brit) a government office where civil marriages are performed and births, marriages, and deaths are recorded Often called registry office
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  • Her statue of the king, in marble, was placed in the register office in Edinburgh.

  • Sworn to before me at the register office on Tuesday, the 26th day of April, 1803.

    Seaport in Virginia Gay Montague Moore
  • "It is the best time for us," said the archduke, beaming upon Maria as they prepared to leave the hotel for the register office.

    Remarkable Rogues Charles Kingston
  • The man, previously instructed, drove rapidly off to the register office.

    Bluebell Mrs. George Croft Huddleston
  • Again the recording angel is in requisition, and has to be off on one of his endless errands to the register office.

    The Virginians William Makepeace Thackeray
  • The watchman thanked him and went to the register office, where he found he was going in the wrong direction and returned.

    Scotch Wit and Humor W. H. (Walter Henry) Howe

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