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registry office

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Definition of registry office in English:

noun

Another term for register office (in informal and non-official use).
Example sentences
  • At present those who marry in church have their marriage registered for them by the church while those who go through a civil ceremony sign the register in the registry office.
  • One result of the new rules is that it will take out of the churches weddings that only take place in church because it's a more amenable venue than a registry office.
  • We married in a registry office and arranged the service of dedication for the next day, in Sophie's local church.

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