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register office

noun
  1. British a government office where civil marriages are performed and births, marriages, and deaths are recordedOften called: registry office
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Historical Examples

  • Did you think my surgery was a register-office for servants?

    The History of Margaret Catchpole

    Richard Cobbold

  • A register-office and a clerk would have done just as well, and have been more in keeping.

  • This was the keeping of a register-office, one of the first known in the Metropolis, whence he drew incalculable advantages.

  • The total expense, including superintendents and the register-office in London, would amount to about 80,000 per annum.