registrar

[ rej-uh-strahr, rej-uh-strahr ]
/ ˈrɛdʒ əˌstrɑr, ˌrɛdʒ əˈstrɑr /

noun

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.

QUIZZES

DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
Question 1 of 10
decorum

Origin of registrar

1350–1400; alteration (see -ar2) of earlier registrary < Medieval Latin registrārius (see register, -ary); replacing earlier registrer, Middle English registrer < Anglo-French (Old French registreur) < Medieval Latin registrātor, equivalent to registrā(re) to register + -tor -tor

OTHER WORDS FROM registrar

reg·is·trar·ship, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH registrar

register registrar
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for registrar

British Dictionary definitions for registrar

registrar
/ (ˌrɛdʒɪˈstrɑː, ˈrɛdʒɪˌstrɑː) /

noun

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

Derived forms of registrar

registrarship, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for registrar

registrar
[ rĕjĭ-strär′, rĕj′ĭ-strär ]

n.

An admitting officer in a hospital.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.