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REGISTER

istry ;" as the register for the probate of wills.

A book containing a record of facts as they occur. kept by public authority; a register of births. marriages, and burials.

—Register in ba.ni-irnptcy. An officer of the courts of bankruptcy. under the earlier acts of congress in that behalf. having substantially the sarne powers and duties as the “referees in bankruptcy" under the act of 1898 (U. S. (‘niiip St 1901. p. 3418). See ItErEin::E.— Register of deeds. The name given in some states to the officcr whose duty is to record dccds, mortgages, and other instruments af- (viting realty in the official books pruvitlcd and kept for that purpose: more commonly called "recorder of deeds."—Register of land office. A federal oiiicer appointed for each federal lam] di trict. to take charge of the local records and attend to the preliminary matters connected with the sale. pre-eniption, or other disposal of the public lands within the district. 'ce Rev. U . § 223-} (U. S. Comp. St. 190]. 1G). Register of patents. A book o patents. directed by St. 15 8: 16 Vict. c. 83. § .‘»-1. passed in 1852. to be kept at the s1 eciiication ollice, for public use. 2 Stepii. (units. 29. note t.—Register of ships. A register kept by the collectors of customs, in which the names. ovinciship, and other facts relative to merchant vessels are required by law to be entered. This register is evidence of the nahonniity and privileges of an American ship. The certificate of such registration, given by the collector to the owner or master of the ship, is also called the ship's register." Rana!- je 8: Lawreuce.—Register of the treasury. An officer of the United States treasury, whose rlutv is to keep all accounts of the receipt and exprnditllre of public money and of debts due n or from the United States. to preserve ad- iusted accounts with vouchers and certificates. -to record warrants drawn upon the treasury, to sign and issue government securities, and lake charge of the registry of vessels under [rnitcd States lows. .ee Rev. Sr. U. S. §§ 312. 313 (U. S. Comp. St. 1901. p. 183).—Register of wills. An officer in some of the states. whose function is to record and preserve all wills admitted to probate. to issue lettels testa- mentary or of administration. to receive and file accounts of exe<utors. etc., and generally to act as the clerk of the probate court- Register of writs. A book preserved in the English court of chancery. in which were ontered the various forms of original and judicial writs.

REGISTERED. Entered or recorded in some official register or record or list.

—Register-ed bond. The bonds of the United Statrs go\'ernl.nci)t (and of many municipal and private corporations) are either registered or “coupon bonds." in the case of a registered bond, the name of the owner or lawful holder is entered in a register or record, and it is not negotiable or transferable except by an entry on the register, and checks or warrants ars vent to the registered holder for the successive installments of interest as they (all due.

hond with interest coupons attached is transfemhle by mere delivery, and the coupons are painble, as due. to the person who shall present them for payment. But the hond issues of many private corporstions now provide that the individual bonds “may be registered as to principal." leaving the interest coupons payable to bearer, or that tbe__v may be registered as to both principal and interest, at the option of

the holder. See Benwell v. New York. 55 N. J. Eh. $0. 36 All. 66S.—Reg.'lstered tannage. '.l"be registered tonnage of a vessel is

the capacity or cuhi_t'al contents or the ship. or the amount of weight which she will carry.

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REGISTRY

as nscertatned in some proper manner and en-

tered on an official regis_ter or record. See Real

vi. Phoenix Ins. .. -:24 Hun. MT. 7 B. '

Sn p. 499: YVhe:Lton v. Weston (D. G] Fe . 153.—Eegistex-ed trade-mark. Amide-

iniirk tiled in the United States patent ollifi

with the necessary description and other sit‘ n-tents required by the act of congress, and (ill! duly recorded. securing its exclusive use to the person causing it to be registered. Ilev. St.

I‘. . § 49.17. See U. 3. Comp. St 190]. p. 3-i0i.—E-:gistered voters. In Virginia. this term refers to the persons whose names an g‘i7aced upon the registration hnoks rnridt-d _ w as the sole record or ineinoria of the duly quniilied voters of the state. Chalmers 1. Funk, 76 Va. 719.

REGIST]-IR’S COURT. In American law. A court in the state of Pennsylvania which has jurisdiction in matters of probate.

REGISTRANT. One who registers; particularly, one who registers anything (2. 9. a trade-mark) for the purpose of securing a right or priviicg.-e granted by law on condition of such registration.

REGISTRAR. An officer who has the custody or keeping of a registry or register. This word is used in England; “register" i.I more common in America.

—-Registrar general. In English law. in oiiicer appointed by the crown under the great seal. to whom, subject to such regulation: as shall be made by a principal secretary of state, the general superlntendence of the whole system of registiation of births, deaths, and marriages is intrusted. 3 Staph. Comm. 234.

REGISTRARIUS. In old English law. A notary; a registrar or register.

REGISTRATION. Recording; inserting in an official register; the act of making a list. catalogue. schedule, or register. particu- larly of an official character, or of making entries therein. In re Supervisors of Election (0. C.) 1 Fed. 1.

—-Registration of stock. In the practice of corporations this consists in recording in the official books of the company the name and address of the holder of each certificate of stock. with the date of its issue, and in the case of a transfer of stock from one holder to another. the names of both parties and such other details as will identify the transaction and presene a memorial or oiiicial record of its essr-ntial facts. See Fisher v. Jones. 82 Ala. 117. 3 Smith. 13.

REGISTRUM BREVIUM. The register of writs. (q. 1:.)

REGISTRY. A register, or book author- lzed or recoxxnlzed by law. kept for the recording or registration of facts or documents.

In commercial law. The registration of vessel at the Custom«house, for the purpose of entitling her to the full privileges of a British or Ai'£l9l'I(’1Il‘l built vessel. 3 Kent, Comm 139; Abb. Shlpp. 58-96. —Registry of deeds. The system or organiz-

ed mode of knepintz a public record of deeds.

mortgages, and other instruments aifecting title