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registry office

noun, British
1.
a government office and depository in which records and civil registers are kept and civil marriages performed.
Origin of registry office
1720-1730
1720-30
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  • And I didn't want to be married at a registry office at all.

  • A young fellow that my groom got at a servants' registry office.

    Caught In The Net Emile Gaboriau
  • I will assist you in your little duties, dearest, and then I will accompany you to the sacred ed—to the registry office.

  • I could not do so, being merely the proprietor of a Servant's registry office.

    Caught In The Net Emile Gaboriau
  • The marriage should take place at a registry office within the week.

    The Sorcery Club Elliott O'Donnell
  • They get them from a registry office a long way off so that they shouldn't know.

  • We will go to London and get married at a registry office in the afternoon, and then cross to Paris for our honeymoon.

    The Solitary Farm Fergus Hume
  • In the matter of vows they let you down easy at the registry office.

    Mrs. Maxon Protests Anthony Hope
  • He had offered it to her on coming out of the registry office, and she had accepted it silently.

    Chance Joseph Conrad
  • Oh, I see, you want me to marry you at a registry office to-morrow?

    Mr. Pim Passes By Alan Alexander Milne
British Dictionary definitions for registry office

registry office

noun
1.
(Brit) a name often used for a register office
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