[ rej-uh-stree ]
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noun,plural reg·is·tries.
  1. a place where a register is kept; an office of registration.

  1. the state of being registered.

  2. the nationality of a merchant ship as shown on its register.

Origin of registry

First recorded in 1475–85; regist(er) + -ry

Words Nearby registry Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use registry in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for registry


/ (ˈrɛdʒɪstrɪ) /

nounplural -tries
  1. a place where registers are kept, such as the part of a church where the bride and groom sign a register after a wedding

  2. the registration of a ship's country of origin: a ship of Liberian registry

  1. another word for registration

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