registry office

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noun British.

a government office and depository in which records and civil registers are kept and civil marriages performed.

Origin of registry office

First recorded in 1720–30
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Examples from the Web for registry office

Historical Examples of registry office

  • She went to a registry-office in the Strand and entered her name there.

  • Instead of which she had consented to a mock marriage in a registry-office—and this.

  • Two days later her ladyship slips away to London early in the morning, and they're married at a registry-office.

    The Man Upstairs

    P. G. Wodehouse

  • A clock struck ten as Miss Tallmadge hurriedly led the way up the second flight to the registry-office.

    The Open Question

    Elizabeth Robins

  • Sylvia and Philip were married at a registry-office early in October.



British Dictionary definitions for registry office

registry office

noun

British a name often used for a register office
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