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registry

[rej-uh-stree] /ˈrɛdʒ ə stri/
noun, plural registries.
1.
the act of registering; registration.
2.
a place where a register is kept; an office of registration.
3.
register (defs 1, 2).
4.
the state of being registered.
5.
the nationality of a merchant ship as shown on its register.
Origin of registry
1475-1485
First recorded in 1475-85; regist(er) + -ry
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registry

/ˈrɛdʒɪstrɪ/
noun (pl) -tries
1.
a place where registers are kept, such as the part of a church where the bride and groom sign a register after a wedding
2.
the registration of a ship's country of origin: a ship of Liberian registry
3.
another word for registration
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Word Origin and History for registry
n.

late 15c., "act of registering;" see register + -y (1). Meaning "book of record" is from 1620s.

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