(redirected from registering)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


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.

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


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

Copyright © 1981-2005 by Gerald N. Hill and Kathleen T. Hill. All Right reserved.


an official list recording names, events or transactions.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
References in periodicals archive ?
"The electoral registration system changed nationally, which now means that everyone is responsible for registering themselves," said Phil Morton, electoral registration officer at Hambleton District Council.
Based on the statistics of the Public Revenue Office, 1,156 firms have so fulfilled the responsibility by registering 1,595 fiscal cash registers with GPRS, while 7,833 firms have to comply with the regulations by the end of October 2014.
THE Delhi Police's transformation from a force fearing FIRs like plague to registering first information report on every complaint has started to show.
By registering, organisations agree to publish not only basic information but also details on their activities in the EU institutions, as well as financial figures on activities falling within the scope of the register.
Registering your company or product name with Companies House or owning the website does not give any trade mark rights.
The IHMA's Board had become concerned, though, that not all members were taking advantage of this facility to register their holograms and some members were not registering all the holograms they originate for customers.
Furthermore, volumes handled Year to Date November 2008 accumulates to 528,197 TEU compared with 379,292 TEU for the same period last year, thus registering a 39.3% increase.
Some states have attempted to prohibit paying employees for registering voters by requiring efforts be exclusively volunteer.