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.
3. Testimony; witness; attestation.
John bare record, saying.John i. 32.
4. That which serves to perpetuate a knowledge of acts or events; a monument; a memorial.
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.
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.
Court of record (pron. r*krd" 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, or break, the record (Sporting), to surpass any performance of like kind as authoritatively
recorded; as, to break the record in a walking match.
(Re*cord"ance) n. Remembrance. [Obs.]
(Rec`or*da"tion) n. [L. recordatio: cf. F. recordation. See Record, v. t.] Remembrance; recollection; also,
a record. [Obs.] Shak.
1. One who records; specifically, a person whose official duty it is to make a record of writings or transactions.
2. The title of the chief judical officer of some cities and boroughs; also, of the chief justice of an East
Indian settlement. The Recorder of London is judge of the Lord Mayor's Court, and one of the commissioners
of the Central Criminal Court.
3. (Mus.) A kind of wind instrument resembling the flageolet. [Obs.] "Flutes and soft recorders." Milton.
(Re*cord"er*ship), n. The office of a recorder.
(Re*cord"ing), a. Keeping a record or a register; as, a recording secretary; applied to
numerous instruments with an automatic appliance which makes a record of their action; as, a recording
gauge or telegraph.
(Re`cor*por`i*fi*ca"tion) n. The act of investing again with a body; the state of being
furnished anew with a body. [R.] Boyle.
(Re*couch") v. i. [Pref. re- + couch: cf. F. recoucher.] To retire again to a couch; to lie
down again. [Obs.] Sir H. Wotton.
(Re*count") v. t. [Pref. re- + count.] To count or reckon again.
(Re*count"), n. A counting again, as of votes.