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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.
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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Families can bring a picnic to a concert from 2pm to 4pm with Leamington's Circle Singers, the Flauto Dolce recorder group and Ben Matthias on the melodeon.
La prassi del basso continuo all'organo nel XVII secolo', Il flauto dolce, x--xi (1984), p.18.
This "journal for the study and practice of early music" is the organ of the Fondazione Italiana per la Musica Antica della Societa Italiana del Flauto Dolce. The society previously published Il flauto dolce (reviewed in Notes 33 [September 1976]: 96), which ceased in 1988.