registrar ship


[rej-uh-strahr, rej-uh-strahr]
a person who keeps a record; an official recorder.
an agent of a bank, trust company, or other corporation who is responsible for certifying and registering issues of securities.
an official at a school or college who maintains students' personal and academic records, issues reports of grades, mails out official publications, etc.

1350–1400; alteration (see -ar2) of earlier registrary < Medieval Latin registrārius (see register, -ary); replacing earlier registrer, Middle English registrer < Anglo-French (Old French registreur) < Medieval Latin registrātor, equivalent to registrā(re) to register + -tor -tor

registrarship, noun

register, registrar. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
registrar (ˌrɛdʒɪˈstrɑː, ˈrɛdʒɪˌstrɑː)
1.  a person who keeps official records
2.  an administrative official responsible for student records, enrolment procedure, etc, in a school, college, or university
3.  (Brit), (NZ) a hospital doctor senior to a houseman but junior to a consultant, specializing in either medicine (medical registrar) or surgery (surgical registrar)
4.  (Austral) the chief medical administrator of a large hospital
5.  chiefly (US) a person employed by a company to maintain a register of its security issues

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Word Origin & History

1670s, shortening of registrary (1540s), from M.L. registrarius "one who keeps a record" (related to register).
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Medical Dictionary

registrar reg·is·trar (rěj'ĭ-strär', rěj'ĭ-strär')
An admitting officer in a hospital.

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