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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.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

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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One was Monsieur du Coudrai, the recorder of mortgages; the other Monsieur Choisnel, former bailiff to the house of Esgrignon, and now the notary of the upper aristocracy, by whom he was received with a distinction due to his virtues; he was also a man of considerable wealth.
"Mademoiselle," said the chevalier, observing the malicious glance exchanged between the judge, the notary, and the recorder, "Madame du Barry was the Suzanne of Louis XV.,--a circumstance well known to scamps like ourselves, but unsuitable for the knowledge of young ladies.
"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.
In case of an accident, the recorder spares the data that was recorded a few seconds just previously and additionally soon after the crash.
Naval Lieutenant Colonel Agung Nugroho told Reuters a weak signal from the recorder had been detected for several days and that it had been found buried in about 8 metres of mud in waters about 30 metres deep.
The icons also display when connected to external touch-screen monitors, making the recorder both versatile and easy to use.
The recorder will be transferred to a military research station in the Moscow suburb of Lyubertsy for analysis, the ministry added.
18 June 2016 - 14:39 Second Flight Recorder of the Egypt Air Plane Crash Was Retrieved The recorder is crucial to discovering why the plane crashed on 19, May The news comes a day after search teams recovered the cockpit voice recorder from the wreckage of Flight MS804.
The Egyptian committee said the so-called black box - one of the two on board the plane - has been damaged but that the vessel searching for the wreckage managed to safely recover the "memory unit, which is the most important in the recorder".