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registry office

noun, British
a government office and depository in which records and civil registers are kept and civil marriages performed.
Origin of registry office
1720-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Two days later her ladyship slips away to London early in the morning, and they're married at a registry-office.

    The Man Upstairs P. G. Wodehouse
  • She went to a registry-office in the Strand and entered her name there.

    The Time of Roses L. T. Meade
  • Sylvia and Philip were married at a registry-office early in October.

  • A clock struck ten as Miss Tallmadge hurriedly led the way up the second flight to the registry-office.

    The Open Question Elizabeth Robins
  • Instead of which she had consented to a mock marriage in a registry-office—and this.

  • To have a fire without a fire-engine is like being married at a registry-office.

  • Only, she had been married on the very morning of those boastful words by license at a registry-office to Francis Tudor.

    Hugo Arnold Bennett
  • However, a trifling formality at a registry-office can rectify this and nobody need be any the wiser.

  • The strange admixture of orange-blossom and registry-office was not the only strange thing about the wedding.

    Hugo Arnold Bennett
British Dictionary definitions for registry-office

registry office

(Brit) a name often used for a register office
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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