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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Several party officials have been outspoken in recent days in their assurances that speculation surrounding the roll-call vote is overly dramatic and inaccurate.
"It's a natural progression from the old style of roll-call.
Then I heard the words, "A resolution calling upon the Kentucky General Assembly to go on record supporting the posting of the Ten Commandments in public buildings." The roll-call board was opened for co-sponsors.
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Others post the articles on department bulletin boards or keep them in binders in roll-call rooms so every officer can view them.
* Although he argues that roll-call votes provide important data to the electorate, he never comes out and says explicitly that Council should take more roll-call votes and that the results of these votes should be published in Communications.
The evening will consist of music, readings, personal testimonies, and a remembrance roll-call for those who have died as a result of addiction and alcoholism.
We have become accustomed to the daily roll-call of death but the loss of ones so young is especially sad.
Now 78, the honorary professor joins a roll-call which also includes Ken Dodd and poet Roger McGough,as well as adopted sons of the city such as football legend Bill Shankly.