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Meaning of Record

The memorials of the legislature and of the courts of justice which are authentic beyond all matter of contradiction . At common law , a record nisiprius was a copy of the issue as delivered in the action , engrossed on parchment. This was, in effect , a statement of the writ and pleadings for the use of the judge . The practise of putting together the pleadings in an action in the form of a record for use by judges is still continuing. A public record is one required by law to be kept, or necessary to be kept in the discharge of a duty imposed by law, or directed by law to serve as a memorial and evidence of something written, said or done or a written memorial made by a public officer authorized to perform that function, or a writing filed in a public office . See Knights and Ladies of America v Weber, 101 Ill.App. 488. In respect to proceedings a record of a case is a memorial or history of the case, commencing with a writ or complaint and terminating with a judgment . See state v Houlehan, 83 A. 1106, 109 Me. 281. In a criminal case, the term includes caption , statement of time and place of holding of court , indictment or information with endorsement , arraignment , pleas of accused , mention of impaneling jury, verdict and judgment. See State v Sanford, 181 So.2d 50, 248 La. 630.

Record Alternative Definition

Record, in its broadest sense, is a written memorial, public or private, of what has been said or done. It is ordinarily applied to public records only, in which sense it is a written memorial made by a public officer, judicial, legislative, or executive, authorized by law to perform that function, and intended to serve as evidence of something written, said, or done. 6 Call (Va.) 78; 1 Dana (Ky.) 595; 49 Maine 345; 101 111. App. 490. Any record required by law to be kept by an officer, or which he keeps as necessary or convenient to the discharge of his official duty, is a public 'record. 15 Wall. (U. S.) 123; 123 Ind. 197; 1 Pa. St. 224. A judicial record is the written memorial of proceedings had in court, kept by the proper officers of the court. The common-law record was an enrollment of the pleadings, a statement in formal language of each proceeding had in the progress of the cause, and the judgment. Steph. PI. 61. The more common modern practice is to file the pleadings, etc., with the clerk's entries of proceedings on the trial without enrollment. In Appellate Practice. The term “record” is used in two senses, as comprising, generally, all the matters certified and transmitted by the lower court to show the proceedings therein, and in a more limited sense as signifying only the record proper, and not the abstract or bill of exceptions. In this limited sense, it includes the pleadings (22 111. 326), the process, and the return thereof (22 Me. 442), the verdict” (60 111. App. 580) or findings (34 Minn. 330), and judgment (60 111. App. 580), but not the clerk's minutes (94 N. Y. 508), the opinion of the court below (140 111. 637), interlocutory motions or orders (82 Ind. 624; 109 111. 245), the evidence (23 Mich. 526; 91 U. S. 127), though documentary (87 Ind. 221), nor the instructions (72 U. S. 663; 119 Ind. 35).

Synonyms of Record

noun

  • account
  • affidavit
  • annal
  • archive
  • attestation
  • catalogue
  • certificate
  • chronicle
  • contract
  • diurna
  • docket
  • documentation
  • dossier
  • entry
  • evidence
  • file
  • history
  • journal
  • list
  • log
  • memorandum
  • minute
  • note
  • proceedings
  • recording
  • register
  • roll
  • roster
  • transcript
  • transcription
  • urbana
  • written material Associated Concepts: courts ofrecordjudicial record
  • liens of record
  • matter of record
  • public record
  • record of convictions
  • record of encumbrances
  • Recording Acts

verb

  • book
  • calendar
  • catalogue
  • chronicle
  • copy
  • docket
  • document
  • enroll
  • enter
  • file
  • formalize
  • historify
  • historize
  • in tabulas referre
  • index
  • inscribe
  • insert
  • jot down
  • journalize
  • keep accounts
  • list
  • log
  • make a memorandum
  • make a note
  • make an entry
  • mark
  • note
  • perscribere
  • post
  • preserve
  • put in writing
  • put on paper
  • put on record
  • register
  • report
  • set down
  • tabulate
  • take down
  • take minutes
  • tally
  • write
  • write down Associated Concepts: record a deed
  • record a lien
  • record a mortgage

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Appeal, Arraignment, Bill Of Exceptions, Cash Account, Certiorari, Consent Judgment, Constat, Continuance, Contract, Conveyance, Copyhold, Coram Nobis, Coroner, Court, Diploma, Disclaim, Disclaimer, Domesday Book, Enroll, Enter, Estoppel, Feoffment, Floor Plan Rule, Hearsay Evidence, Holder Of Record, Honorable Discharge, Inscription, Instrument, Judgment Lien, Judgment Roll, Justice Of The Peace, Memorandum, Minute, Motion In Arrest Of Judgment, Nolle Prosequi, Protocols, Recognisance, Debts Of Record, Recorder, Red Book, Register, Registered Tonnage, Registry, Render, Review, Running Account, Satisfaction, Simple Contract, Suggestion.

Translate Record (For The) from English to Spanish

Translation of Record (For The) , with examples. More about free online translation into Spanish of Para que conste en el acta and other legal terms is available here.

Translate For the Record from English to Spanish

Translation of For the Record , with examples. More about free online translation into Spanish of Para que conste en el acta and other legal terms is available here.

Translate Record from English to Spanish

Translation of Record , with examples. More about free online translation into Spanish of Actas judiciales and other legal terms is available here.

Translate Strike From the Record from English to Spanish

Translation of Strike From the Record , with examples. More about free online translation into Spanish of Eliminar o borrar de la transcripción and other legal terms is available here.

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English Spanish Translation of Record

Antecedentes penales
To maintain a record: Llevar un registro

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