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registry office

noun, British.
1.
a government office and depository in which records and civil registers are kept and civil marriages performed.
Origin of registry office
1720-1730
First recorded in 1720-30
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  • He had offered it to her on coming out of the registry office, and she had accepted it silently.

    Chance Joseph Conrad
  • A young fellow that my groom got at a servants' registry office.

    Caught In The Net Emile Gaboriau
  • I could not do so, being merely the proprietor of a Servant's registry office.

    Caught In The Net Emile Gaboriau
  • They get them from a registry office a long way off so that they shouldn't know.

  • In the matter of vows they let you down easy at the registry office.

    Mrs. Maxon Protests Anthony Hope
  • Oh, I see, you want me to marry you at a registry office to-morrow?

    Mr. Pim Passes By Alan Alexander Milne
  • "I can't marry at a registry office," said Marion, sallow-white.

    Tono Bungay H. G. Wells
  • Did you know that the Fairies never go to a registry office?

  • I met him one morning at the registry office at Kensington, and we were married.

    The Count's Chauffeur William Le Queux
  • But since we are to be married at a registry office, does the rule apply?

British Dictionary definitions for registry office

registry office

noun
1.
(Brit) a name often used for a register office
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