Registered letter
Register Reg"is*ter (r[e^]j"[i^]s*t[~e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Registere} (-t?rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Registering}.] [Cf. F. regisrer, exregistrer, LL. registrare. See {Register}, n.] 1. To enter in a register; to record formally and distinctly, as for future use or service. [1913 Webster]

2. To enroll; to enter in a list. [1913 Webster]

Such follow him as shall be registered. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. (Securities) To enter the name of the owner of (a share of stock, a bond, or other security) in a register, or record book. A registered security is transferable only on the written assignment of the owner of record and on surrender of his bond, stock certificate, or the like. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Registered letter}, a letter, the address of which is, on payment of a special fee, registered in the post office and the transmission and delivery of which are attended to with particular care. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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