court of record
Date: 15th century a court whose acts and proceedings are kept on permanent record

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • court of record — court of record: a court whose acts and proceedings are kept on permanent record Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • court of record — n. a court which has a permanent record of its proceedings maintained …   English World dictionary

  • Court of record — In common law jurisdictions, a court of record is a judicial tribunal having attributes and exercising functions independently of the person of the magistrate designated generally to hold it, and proceeding according to the course of common law,… …   Wikipedia

  • court of record — A term which seems to have originated in the practice of superior courts in extending the record of their proceedings, orders, and judgments, at length and as perpetual memorials, on sheets of parchment, but, in more recent times, to have been… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • court of record — court′ of rec′ord n. law a court whose proceedings and judgments are kept on permanent record • Etymology: 1755–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • 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 — a court whose judgments and proceedings are kept on permanent record and that has the power to impose penalties for contempt. [1755 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • court of record — noun a court whose proceedings are recorded and available as evidence of fact …   English new terms dictionary

  • court of record — noun a court whose records are automatically matters of judicial notice and appear in law reports; more usually higher than lower courts …   Australian English dictionary

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