(redirected from Roll-call)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Encyclopedia.


To commit a Robbery by force. A record of the proceedings of a court or public office.

In some states, a judgment roll is required to be filed by the clerk of the court when he or she enters judgment. It normally contains the summons, pleadings, admissions, and each judgment and order involving the merits of the case or affecting the final judgment. In the federal courts and most state courts, judgments are recorded in the civil docket or criminal docket.

In old English practice, a judgment roll was a roll of parchment containing the entries of the proceedings in an action at law including the entry of judgment. It was filed in the treasury of the court.

A tax roll is a list of the persons and property subject to the payment of a particular tax, with the amounts due; it is compiled and verified in proper form to enable the collecting officers to enforce the tax.


noun account, album, catalogue, census, directory, docket, document, enumeration, index, ledger, list, membership, muster, record, register, registry, roster, schedule, tabula
See also: docket, file, record, register, schedule

ROLL. A schedule of parchment which may be turned up with the hand in the form of a pipe or tube. Jacob, L. D. h.t.
     2. In early times, before paper came in common use, parchment was the substance employed for making records, and, as the art of bookbinding was but little used, economy suggested as the most convenient mode of adding sheet to sheet, as were found requisite, and they were tacked together in such manner that the whole length might be wound up together in the form of spiral rolls.
     3. Figuratively it signifies the records of a court or office. In Pennsylvania the master of the rolls was an officer in whose office were recorded the acts of the legislature. 1 Smith's Laws, 46.

References in periodicals archive ?
Since they take the broadest set of data relating to legislator preferences--the complete set of roll-call votes from a Congress--NOMINATE scores provide a broad-based, non-time-specific measure of underlying legislator ideology.
We can, however, create legislators, endow them with known preferences, have them vote in ways consistent with the spatial model on roll calls, and then use NOMINATE to estimate their preferences from the simulated roll-call data.
Selig, who will turn 64 on July 30, was elected as quickly as it took the owners to take a roll-call vote, having previously voted to dispense with the requirement that election be done by written ballot.
At its October meeting in Pasadena, the Board's Benefits and Program Administration Committee heard several staff proposals - from reducing the number of closed-door Investment Committee meetings, to publicly disclosing roll-call votes of investment decisions made in closed sessions, and requiring public disclosure of closed-session meeting transcripts, when a determination is made that disclosure would not harm the retirement system's investment objectives or expose the system to liability.
which conducts opinion research for 97 TV stations nationwide under the names Bullet-Poll, FlashPoll, Overnight Market Research and Voter Roll-Call, Tuesday announced that it has appointed Alex Storozynski as executive editor.