registry

registry re‧gis‧try [ˈredʒstri] noun registries PLURALFORM [countable]
a place where official records are kept and can be examined by members of the public:

• the Trade Marks Registry

ˈcompanies ˌregistry [countable usually plural]
LAW in Britain and some other countries, an official list of companies, with the names of their directors, records of their accounts etc:

• According to the companies registry, the firm did not exist.

ˈland ˌregistry [singular]
LAW PROPERTY in Britain and many other countries, a central organization that keeps records of who owns land in different places:

• She will apply to the land registry for a copy of the title deeds of the property.

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registry UK US /ˈredʒɪstri/ noun [C] (plural registries)
an official record of people or things relating to a business or other activity: »

The centre manages an online registry of share ownership.

on/in the registry »

Sixty companies have been listed on the registry since it opened.

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There was no reliable public property registry.

an organization or place that keeps official records: »

You can get the dates from the central registry in the town hall.

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The registry has now published the statewide cancer data.

IT on some computer systems, the place on the computer where information is recorded about software settings on the computer: »

In order for your computer to know how to run properly, the registry sets up instructions for it to follow.

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A slow computer is often the result of registry errors.

See also COMPANIES REGISTRY(Cf. Companies Registry), LAND REGISTRY(Cf. ↑land registry), PORT OF REGISTRY(Cf. ↑port of registry)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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