Court of record

Court of record
Record Rec"ord (r[e^]k"[~e]rd), n. [OF. recort, record, remembrance, attestation, record. See {Record}, v. t.] 1. A writing by which some act or event, or a number of acts or events, is recorded; a register; as, a record of the acts of the Hebrew kings; a record of the variations of temperature during a certain time; a family record. [1913 Webster]

2. Especially: (a) An official contemporaneous writing by which the acts of some public body, or public officer, are recorded; as, a record of city ordinances; the records of the receiver of taxes. (b) An authentic official copy of a document which has been entered in a book, or deposited in the keeping of some officer designated by law. (c) An official contemporaneous memorandum stating the proceedings of a court of justice; a judicial record. (d) The various legal papers used in a case, together with memoranda of the proceedings of the court; as, it is not permissible to allege facts not in the record. [1913 Webster]

3. Testimony; witness; attestation. [1913 Webster]

John bare record, saying. --John i. 32. [1913 Webster]

4. That which serves to perpetuate a knowledge of acts or events; a monument; a memorial. [1913 Webster]

5. That which has been, or might be, recorded; the known facts in the course, progress, or duration of anything, as in the life of a public man; as, a politician with a good or a bad record. [1913 Webster]

6. That which has been publicly achieved in any kind of competitive sport as recorded in some authoritative manner, as the time made by a winning horse in a race. [1913 Webster]

{Court of record} (pron. r?*k?rd" in Eng.), a court whose acts and judicial proceedings are written on parchment or in books for a perpetual memorial.

{Debt of record}, a debt which appears to be due by the evidence of a court of record, as upon a judgment or a cognizance.

{Trial by record}, a trial which is had when 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. --Blackstone.

{To beat the record}, or {To break the record} (Sporting), to surpass any performance of like kind as authoritatively recorded; as, to break the record in a walking match. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • court of record — Etymology: Middle English, from court (I) + of + record : a court whose acts and judicial proceedings are written down for a perpetual memorial and hence are established and proved by the record …   Useful english dictionary

  • court of record — Date: 15th century a court whose acts and proceedings are kept on permanent record …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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