- a person who keeps a record; an official recorder.
- an agent of a bank, trust company, or other corporation who is responsible for certifying and registering issues of securities.
- an official at a school or college who maintains students' personal and academic records, issues reports of grades, mails out official publications, etc.
Origin of registrar
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Examples from the Web for registrar
Did she tell you she had the joyful sanction of the registrar?
We would never have dreamed of defying the registrar, would we, Emma?
What was said in the registrar's office, Emma, or aren't you at liberty to tell me?
It is rather too late in the day for you to see the registrar.
A marriage in a church is a lot prettier than one in a Registrar's office!Changing Winds
St. John G. Ervine
- a person who keeps official records
- an administrative official responsible for student records, enrolment procedure, etc, in a school, college, or university
- British and NZ a hospital doctor senior to a houseman but junior to a consultant, specializing in either medicine (medical registrar) or surgery (surgical registrar)
- Australian the chief medical administrator of a large hospital
- mainly US a person employed by a company to maintain a register of its security issues
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Word Origin and History for registrar
1670s, shortening of registrary (1540s), from Medieval Latin registrarius "one who keeps a record" (related to register (n.)). Earlier were registerer (mid-15c.), registrer (late 14c.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- An admitting officer in a hospital.
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