Definition of registrar in English:

registrar

Syllabification: reg·is·trar
Pronunciation: /ˈrejəˌsträr
 
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noun

1An official responsible for keeping a register or official records: the registrar of births and deaths
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  • As well as being the proud mum at the civil ceremony - she'll also be the officiating registrar.
  • Ottoman registrars recorded villages whether or not they were inhabited, on the basis that since they had once provided revenue, they might yet do so again.
  • When either a collection or items to be added to an existing collection come to an institution, a registrar creates a record of the content and then passes the content along to the collection manager.
1.1An official in a college or university who is responsible for keeping student records.
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  • I told Stacy I was planning to call her employer and check with the registrar at the university from which she said she had graduated.
  • Waterford city native, Dr John Nolan is the registrar or chief executive of the National University of Ireland, under whose aegis the new degree was developed.
  • Some of the experts who will answer questions on the double cohort include university presidents, registrars, government officials and the alliance themselves.

Origin

late 17th century: from medieval Latin registrarius, from registrum (see register).

Derivatives

registrarship

noun
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  • He did his house jobs and registrarship at Maida Vale Hospital for Nervous Diseases and became consultant neurologist at the Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, London, where he spent the rest of his career.
  • As I progress through my specialist registrarship in general surgery I am noticing time and again how, as a profession, we are unaware that we are ignoring the value of teamwork.

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