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To record, or enter precisely in a designated place, certain information in the public records as is mandated by statute. A book of public records.

A register contains various types of information that is available to the public, such as births, dates, and marriages.

The term register is also used as a designation for the public official charged with the duty of maintaining such records.


n. in corporations, the record of shareholders, and issuance and transfer of shares on the records of the corporation. (See: corporation)


noun agenda, album, almanac, archive, arrangement, balance sheet, calendar, catalogue, chronicle, chronology, day book, diary, docket, ephemeris, file, journal, ledger, liber, list, log, log book, minutes, notes, proceedings, record, registration book, roll, roster, schedule, tabulae, written record
Associated concepts: register a complaint, register to vote


verb book, calendar, catalogue, check in, chronicle, engage, enlist, enroll, enter, file, in album, index, inscribe, join, matriculate, note down, order, post, program, record, reserve, schedule, sign in, sign up, subscribe, tabulas referre, tabulate
Associated concepts: register to vote
See also: account, book, calendar, canvass, comprehend, date, digest, docket, document, empanel, enroll, enter, file, form, impanel, inscribe, inventory, itemize, join, journal, ledger, marginalia, notary public, notation, poll, program, promise, record, roll, set down, subscribe, survey, tabulate


an official list recording names, events or transactions.

REGISTER, evidence. A book containing a record of facts as they occur, kept by public authority; a register of births, marriages and burials.
     2. Although not originally intended for the purposes of evidence, public registers are in general admissible to prove the facts to which they relate.
     3. In Pennsylvania, the registry of births, &c. made by any religious society in the state, is evidence by act of assembly, but it must be proved as at common law. 6 Binn. R. 416. A copy of the register of births and deaths of the Society of Friends in England, proved before the lord mayor of London by an ex parte affidavit, was allowed to be given in evidence to prove the death of a person; 1 Dall. 2; and a copy of a parish register in Barbadoes, certified to be a true copy by the rector, proved by the oath of a witness, taken before the deputy secretary of the island and notary public, under his hand and seal was held admissible to prove pedigree; the handwriting and office of the secretary being proved. 10 Serg. & Rawle, 383.
     4. In North Carolina, a parish register of births, marriages and deaths, kept pursuant to the statute of that state, is evidence of pedigree. 2 Murphey's R. 47.
     5. In Connecticut, a parish register has been received in evidence. 2 Root, R. 99. See 15 John. R. 226. Vide 1 Phil. Ev. 305; 1 Curt. R. 755; 6 Eng. Eccl. R. 452; Cov. on Conv. Ev. 304.

REGISTER, common law. The certificate of registry granted to the person or persons entitled thereto, by the collector of the district, comprehending the port to which any ship or vessel shall belong; more properly, the registry itself. For the form, requisites, &c. of certificate of registry, see Act of Con. Dec. 31, 1792; Story's Laws U. S. 269 3 Kent, Com. 4th ed. 141.

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Therefore, they require not only complete hardware reference designs, but also a royalty-free, web-managed software stack that can be quickly customized for different markets, applications and price points.
The OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) has completed the fourth OpenFabrics Interoperability Test Event at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab, where eight leading providers of InfiniBand and iWARP equipment put their products through extensive interoperability testing with the OpenFabrics software stack.
The organization was founded in June 2004 as the OpenIB Alliance with two goals: to develop a Linux-based InfiniBand software stack for acceptance into the kernel, and to encourage Linux distributors to include and support this stack.
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We have demonstrated achievement of one of the key objectives of the OpenFabrics Alliance in the NFS over RDMA demonstration by developing a software stack that is RDMA transport independent and simultaneously supports InfiniBand and iWARP Ethernet," said Bill Boas, vice-chairman of the OpenFabrics Alliance.

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