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record vt

1 : to put in a record
2 : to deposit or otherwise cause to be registered in the appropriate office as a record and notice of a title or interest in property [ a deed] [ a mortgage] see also recording act
3 : to cause (as sound, images, or data) to be registered on something in reproducible form [ a telephone conversation]
: to record something
[re-kərd] n 1 : the documentary account of something [confidential medical s]: as
a : an official document that records the acts of a public body or officer
b : an official copy of a document deposited with a designated officer
c : the official set of papers used and generated in a proceeding [the appeals court reviewed the trial ]
d : documented evidence or history of one or more arrests or convictions see also business records exception, public records exception
2 : something (as a disc or tape) on which images, sound, or data has been recorded

of record
1 : on the record of the court in connection with a particular proceeding [the attorney of record]
2 : being documented or attested

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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