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recorder

(in England) a barrister or solicitor of at least ten years' standing appointed to sit as a part-time judge in the Crown Court.

RECORDER. 1. A judicial officer of some cities, possessing generally the powers and authority of a judge. 3 Yeates' R. 300; 4 Dall. Rep. 299; but see 1 Rep. Const. Ct. 45. Anciently, recorder signified to recite or testify on re-collection as occasion might require what had previously passed in court, and this was the duty of the judges, thence called recordeurs. Steph. Plead. note 11. 2. An officer appointed to make record or enrollment of deeds and other legal instruments, authorized by law to be recorded.

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Why, to-day," answered the Recorder, a little surprised by the self-possession of the condemned man.
Indeed you have not, if you wish to make your peace with God," said the Recorder, bowing to the ground.
The noise on the staircase which Cornelius and Rosa had heard was caused by the Recorder, who was coming for the prisoner.
Following the example of the recorder, each guest capped his neighbor's joke with another: Du Bousquier was a father, but not a confessor; he was father less; he was father LY; he was not a reverend father; nor yet a conscript-father--
The recorder will utilize an extended version of SkyGuide, the electronic program guide currently in use in 3.
The crew made references to being inverted,'' National Transportation Safety Board Chairman James Hall said in Washington, referring to the contents of the recorder.
Engineers commanded the recorder to partially rewind after storing the images, but it continued past the stopping point.
The recorder is always on, recording and managing content you've previously selected.
Beyond that, Francis said, the first review of the recorder disclosed little about the May 11 crash, which killed all 110 crew members and passengers aboard the DC-9.
In addition, the recorder can be implemented in foreign languages and sold internationally.
The next time I put my probe into the water, it hit the recorder,'' Jimenez told the Associated Press.