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  1. a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone; "Al Smith used to say, `Let's look at the record'"; "his name is in all the recordbooks" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. be or provide a memorial to a person or an event; "This sculpture commemorates the victims of the concentration camps"; "We memorialized the Dead" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a list of crimes for which an accused person has been previously convicted; "he ruled that the criminal record of the defendant could not be disclosed to the court"; "the prostitute had a record a mile long" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. sound recording consisting of a disc with continuous grooves; formerly used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracked in the grooves Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. make a record of; set down in permanent form Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty'" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. be aware of; "Did you register any change when I pressed the button?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. the sum of recognized accomplishments; "the lawyer has a good record"; "the track record shows that he will be a good president" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. an extreme attainment; the best (or worst) performance ever attested (as in a sport); "he tied the Olympic record"; "coffee production last year broke all previous records"; "Chicago set the homicide record" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events; "the film provided a valuable record of stage techniques" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. a document that can serve as legal evidence of a transaction; "they could find no record of the purchase" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. the number of wins versus losses and ties a team has had; "at 9-0 they have the best record in their league" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. best of its kind on record; "in record time" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. register electronically; "They recorded her singing" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. To recall to mind; to recollect; to remember; to meditate. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To repeat; to recite; to sing or play. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To preserve the memory of, by committing to writing, to printing, to inscription, or the like; to make note of; to write or enter in a book or on parchment, for the purpose of preserving authentic evidence of; to register; to enroll; as, to record the proceedings of a court; to record historical events. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To reflect; to ponder. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To sing or repeat a tune. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. A writing by which some act or event, or a number of acts or events, is recorded; a register; as, a record of the acts of the Hebrew kings; a record of the variations of temperature during a certain time; a family record. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. An official contemporaneous writing by which the acts of some public body, or public officer, are recorded; as, a record of city ordinances; the records of the receiver of taxes. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. An authentic official copy of a document which has been entered in a book, or deposited in the keeping of some officer designated by law. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. An official contemporaneous memorandum stating the proceedings of a court of justice; a judicial record. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. The various legal papers used in a case, together with memoranda of the proceedings of the court; as, it is not permissible to allege facts not in the record. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. Testimony; witness; attestation. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. That which serves to perpetuate a knowledge of acts or events; a monument; a memorial. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. That which has been, or might be, recorded; the known facts in the course, progress, or duration of anything, as in the life of a public man; as, a politician with a good or a bad record. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. That which has been publicly achieved in any kind of competitive sport as recorded in some authoritative manner, as the time made by a winning horse in a race. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. A written roll or register made for the purpose of keeping facts or events in memory; as, a school record; an official written or printed report of public acts; a copy of an official document; testimony; as, they bore record to this; in sports, the best performance so far achieved at any given time; as, he holds the record for the high jump; the cylinder or disk for reproducing sounds in phonographs, etc.; the paper roll of an automatic piano player, etc.; a narrative of successive events; as, he left a good life record. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  30. To write or enter a true account of; as, to record events; to put in writing; as, to record one's opinion; register; enroll; to fix in mind; to indicate; as, the clock records time. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  31. To write anything formally, to preserve evidence of it: to register or enroll: to celebrate. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  32. A register: a formal writing of any fact or proceeding: a book of such writings. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  33. A register; formal memorial of a fact. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  34. To make a record of; write down; fix in mind; indicate; register. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. A copy of a document; written memorial; testimony. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. One's personal history. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. The authorized register of achievements; also, the best recorded achievement. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. A register; an authentic or official copy of any writing or account; the formal statements or pleadings of parties in a litigation; an authentic memorial or account; attestation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  39. To register; to enrol; to imprint deeply on the mind; to cause to be remembered. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  40. A register; an authentic or official copy of any facts and proceedings which have been entered into a book for preservation; the book containing these. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  41. To write or register any facts or proceedings in a book for the purpose of preserving authentic evidence of them; to cause to be remembered; to imprint deeply on the mind or memory. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  42. given his deposition, reads the same over and scrutinizes it, with a view to affirming his satisfaction with it as it stands, or to making such changes in it as his better recollection may suggest to him as necessary to the truth. This is necessary to the validity of the deposition. See Poth. Proc. Crim. thelawdictionary.org
  43. A written account of some act, transaction, or instrument, drawn up, under authority of law, by a proper officer, and designed to remain as a memorial or permanent evidence of the matters to which It relates. There are three kinds of records, viz.: (1) judicial, as an attainder; (2) ministerial, on oath, being an office or inquisition found; (3) by way of conveyance, as a deed enrolled. Wharton. In practice. A written memorial of all the acts and proceedings in an action or suit in a court of record. The record is the official and authentic history of the cause, consisting in entries of each successive step in the proceedings, chronicling the various acts of the parties and of the court, couched in the formal language established by usage, terminating with the judgment rendered in the cause, and intended to remain as a per- petual and unimpeachable memorial of the proceedings and judgment. At common law, "record" signifies a roll of parchment upon which the proceedings and transactions of a court are entered or drawn up by its officers, and which is then deposited in its treasury in perpetuam rei memoriam. 3 Steph. Comm. 583 ; 3 Bl. Comm. 24. A court of record is that where the acts and judicial proceedings are enrolled in parchment for a perpetual memorial and testimony, which rolls are called the "records of the court," and are of such high and supereminent authority that their truth is not to be called in question. Hahn v. Kelly, .34 Cal. 422, 94 Am. Dec. 742. And see O'Connell v. Hotchkiss, 44 Conn. 53; Murrah v. State, 51 Miss. 656; Bellas v. Mc- Carty, 10 Watts (Pa.) 24; U. S. v. Taylor, 147 U. S. 695, 13 Sup. Ct. 479, 37 L Ed. 335; State v. Godwin, 27 N. C. 403, 44 Am. Dec. 42; Vail v. Iglehart. 69 111. 334; State v. Anders, 64 Kan. 742. 68 Pac. 668: Wilkinson v. Railway Co. (C. C.) 23 Fed. 502; In re Chris- tern, 43 N. Y. Super. Ct. 531. In the practice of appellate tribunals, the word "record" is generally understood to mean the history of the proceedings on the trial of the action below, (with the pleadings, offers, objections to evidence, rulings of the court, exceptions, charge, etc.,) in so far as the same appears in the record furnished to the appellate court in the paper-books or other transcripts. Hence, derivatively, It means the aggregate of the various judicial steps taken on the trial below, in so far as they were taken, presented, or allowed in the formal and proper manner necessary to put them upon the record of the court This is the meaning in such phrases as "no error in the record," "contents of the record," "outside the record," etc. thelawdictionary.org
  44. To register or enroll; to write out on parchment or paper, or in a book, for the purpose of preservation and perpetual memorial; to transcribe a document, or enter the history of an act or series of acts, in an official volume, for the purpose of giving notice of the same, of furnishing authentic evidence, and for preservation. See Cady v. Purser, 131 Cal. 552, 63 Pac. 844. 82 RECORD 999 thelawdictionary.org
  45. r[=e]-kord', v.t. to write anything formally, to preserve evidence of it: to bear witness to: to register or enrol: to celebrate.--adj. RECORD'ABLE, able to be recorded, worthy of record.--ns. RECORD[=A]'TION (Shak.), remembrance; RECORD'ER, one who records or registers, esp. the rolls, &c., of a city: a judge of a city or borough court of quarter-sessions: an old musical instrument somewhat like a flageolet, but with the lower part wider than the upper, and a mouthpiece resembling the beak of a bird: a registering apparatus in telegraphy; RECORD'ERSHIP, the office of recorder, or the time of holding it. [O. Fr. recorder--L. record[=a]re, to call to mind--re-, again, cor, cordis, the heart.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  46. rek'ord, n. a register: a formal writing of any fact or proceeding: a book of such writings: a witness, a memorial: memory, remembrance: anything entered in the rolls of a court, esp. the formal statements or pleadings of parties in a litigation.--n. REC'ORD-OFF'ICE, a place where public records are kept.--BEAT, or BREAK, THE RECORD, to outdo the highest achievement yet done; CLOSE THE RECORD, an act of a Scottish judge after each party has said all he wishes to say by way of statement and answer; PUBLIC RECORDS, contemporary authenticated statements of the proceedings of the legislature, and the judgments of those higher courts of law known as Courts of Record; TRIAL BY RECORD, a common law mode of trial when a disputed former decision of the court is settled by producing the record. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  47. (Of birds) practise (tune, or abs.) by singing in an undertone; register, set down for remembrance or reference, put in writing or other legible shape, represent in some permanent form, (his thoughts have been recorded for us by himself, his features by Watts, & his voice by the phonograph; recording angel, who registers men\'s good& bad actions; minimum thermometer recorded 10 below zero). Hence recordable a. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  48. State of being recorded or preserved in writing esp. as authentic legal evidence (is on r., legally or otherwise recorded; matter of r., something established as fact by being recorded; court of r., whose proceedings are recorded& valid as evidence of fact); official report of proceedings& judgment in cause before court of r., copy of pleadings &c. constituting case to be decided by court (travel out of, keep to, the r., introduce, abstain from introducing, irrelevant matter); piece of recorded evidence or information, account of fact preserved in permanent form, document or monument preserving it, object serving as memorial of something, portrait &c., series of marks &c. given by recording instrument or plate &c. containing these (second-hand gramophone rr. for sale); facts known about person\'s past (has an honourable r. of service; his r. is against him); best performance or most remarkable event of its kind on r. (break or beat the r., outdo all predecessors). [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  49. R. Office, building in London in which State papers and other public documents are stored, calendared, &c. Concise Oxford Dictionary

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