1475–85; regist(er) + -ry Unabridged
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registry (ˈrɛdʒɪstrɪ)
n , pl -tries
1.  a place where registers are kept, such as the part of a church where the bride and groom sign a register after a wedding
2.  the registration of a ship's country of origin: a ship of Liberian registry
3.  another word for registration

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registry definition

Windows Registry

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Example sentences
The trend toward multiple showers means that a guest may return to a couple's
  registry several times.
Conveniently for the couple and the guests, many sites offer an online registry.
Can be bought in any silver pattern and put on order at the bridal registry at
  cooperating department stores.
Each organization should maintain an online registry of certified sites.
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