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A generic term for any kind of copy, particularly an official or certified representation of the record of what took place in a court during a trial or other legal proceeding.

A transcript of record is the printed record of the proceedings and pleadings of a case, required by the appellate court for a review of the history of the case.


n. the written record of all proceedings, including testimony, in a trial, hearing or deposition (out of court testimony under oath). Jurisdictions vary as to whether the attorneys' final arguments are recorded, with the Federal Court Reporter Act requiring inclusion, but not all states. A copy of the transcript may be ordered from the court reporter and a fee paid for the transcription and first copy; if the opposing party also wants a copy, the cost will not include the transcription fee. In most appeals a copy of the transcript is required so that the court of appeals can review the entire proceedings in the trial court. Copies of depositions may be ordered for a fee from the court reporter who took down the testimony. Transcripts are not printed from the record unless transcription is requested.


noun apograph, copy, exemplar, facsimile, minutes, record, recording, reprint, rescript, stenographic copy, transcription, written copy
Associated concepts: stenographic transcript, transcript of proceedings, transcript on appeal, trial transcript

TRANSCRIPT. A copy of an original writing or deed.
     2. In Pennsylvania, the act of assembly of March 20th, 1810, s. 10, calls a copy of the proceedings before a justice of the peace in any case, a transcript: the proper term would be an exemplification.

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Students should not have to go multiple places to obtain documents that paint a full picture of their academic experience, and the secondary transcript gives us the ability to record more detailed information regarding the signature experiences of studying at Elon," Parks says.
Proper use of transcript software saves time and can dramatically improve the quality of your work.
Because we have several security measures built into our transcript process, it's almost always detected, and very rare.
On the transcript in determining the student's grade point average, an "A" in Organic Chemistry, earned under an instructor who rarely gives them, is given the same weight as an "A" in Outdoor Fly Casting with an instructor who rarely gives any grade other than an "A.
PubNetics ceo Martin Steinberg said that "for the first time, there's a common platform for sharing and delivering transcripts in a format that is searchable, portable and easily accessible.
In November, a nervous Fed offered to edit the existing transcripts of past meetings and make them available--after they have aged five years.
Compared to when DeAnza handled transcript delivery in house, schools receive transcripts on a more timely basis with the Credentials service.
Campus officials are now reviewing the transcripts of all students who transferred to the Valencia campus and are scheduled to graduate next week.
The $6 fee we charge students and alumni for transcript orders does not offset the actual costs of producing and delivering a transcript when labor, supplies, and postage are all considered.