n 1: a person employed to keep a record of the owners of stocks and bonds issued by the company 2: the administrator responsible for student records 3: someone responsible for keeping records [syn: registrar, record-keeper, recorder]
nounEtymology: alteration of Middle English registrer, from registren to register, from Anglo-French registrer, from Medieval Latin registrare, from registrumDate: 1675 an official recorder or keeper of records: as a. an officer of an educational institution responsible for registering students, keeping academic records, and corresponding with applicants and evaluating their credentials b. an admitting officer at a hospital c.chiefly Britishresident 3
n. 1 an official responsible for keeping a register or official records. 2 the chief administrative officer in a university. 3 a middle-ranking hospital doctor undergoing training as a specialist. 4 (in the UK) the judicial and administrative officer of the High Court etc. Phrases and idioms: Registrar General a government official responsible for holding a population census. Derivatives: registrarship n. Etymology: med.L registrarius f. registrum REGISTER
Registrar Reg"is*trar (-tr?r), n. [LL. registrarius, or F. r['e]gistraire. See Register.] One who registers; a recorder; a keeper of records; as, a registrar of births, deaths, and marriages. See Register, n., 3.
(registrars) 1. In Britain, a registrar is a person whose job is to keep official records, especially of births, marriages, and deaths. N-COUNT 2. A registrar is a senior administrative official in a British college or university. N-COUNT