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RECORD', verb transitive [Latin recorder, to call to mind, to remember, from re and cor, cordis, the heart or mind.]

1. To register; to enroll; to write or enter in a book or on parchment, for the purpose of preserving authentic or correct evidence of a thing; as, to record the proceedings of a court; to record a deed or lease; to record historical events.

2. To imprint deeply on the mind or memory; as, to record the sayings of another in the heart.

3. To cause to be remembered.

So ev'n and morn recorded the third day.

4. To recite; to repeat. [Not in use.]

5. To call to mind. [Not in use.]

RECORD', verb intransitive To sing or repeat a tune. [Not in use.]

REC'ORD, noun

1. A register; an authentic or official copy of any writing, or account of any facts and proceedings, entered in a book for preservation; or the book containing such copy or account; as the records of statutes or of judicial courts; the records of a town or parish. Records are properly the registers of official transactions, made by officers appointed for the purpose, or by the officer whose proceedings are directed by law to be recorded.

2. Authentic memorial; as the records of past ages.

Court of record is a court whose acts and judicial proceedings are enrolled on parchment or in books for a perpetual memorial; and their records are the highest evidence of facts, and their truth cannot be called in question.

Debt of record is a debt which appears to be due by the evidence of a court of record as upon a judgment or a recognizance.

Trial by record is where a matter of record is pleaded and the opposite party pleads that there is no such record In this case, the trial is by inspection of the record itself, no other evidence being admissible.