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registrar

[ rej-uh-strahr, rej-uh-strahr ]
/ ˈrɛdʒ əˌstrɑr, ˌrɛdʒ əˈstrɑr /
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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.
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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
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How to use registrar in a sentence

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
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