REGISTER , arecord of facts, proceedings, acts, events, names, &c., entered regularly for reference in a
See also:volume kept for that purpose, also the volume in which the entries are made . The Fr. registre is taken from the Med .
See also:Lat. registrum for registum,
See also:Late Lat. regesta, things recorded, hence
See also:catalogue, from regerere, to carry or bear back, to transcribe, enter on a
See also:roll . For the keeping of public registers dealing with various subjects see
See also:REGISTRATION and the articles there referred to, and for the records of baptisms, marriages and burials made by a
See also:parish clergyman, see section Parish Registers below . The keeper of a register was, until the beginning of the 19th century, usually known as a " register," but that title has in
See also:Great Britain now been superseded by " registrar "; it still survives in the
See also:Lord Clerk Register, an officer of state in Scotland, nominally the official keeper of the
See also:national records, whose duties are per-formed by the
See also:Deputy Clerk Register . In the
See also:United States the title is still " register." The
See also:term " register " has also been applied to
See also:mechanical contrivances for the automatic registration or recording of figures, &c . (see
See also:CASH REGISTER), to a stop in an
See also:organ, to the compass of a
See also:voice or musical instrument, and also to an apparatus for regulating the in- and outflow of air,
See also:heat, steam,
See also:smoke or the like . Some of these instances of the application of the term are apparently due to a confusion in etymology, with Lat. regere, to
See also:rule, regulate .
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