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[rek-er-dey-shuh n, ree-kawr-]
  1. the act or process of recording: the recordation of documents pertaining to copyright ownership.
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Origin of recordation

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
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Examples from the Web for recordation

Historical Examples of recordation

  • They set up a recordation system whereby all calls could be recorded?

    Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

Word Origin and History for recordation


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.

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