Definition of registrar noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌredʒɪˈstrɑː(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌredʒɪˈstrɑːr//
    ; BrE BrE//ˈredʒɪstrɑː(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈredʒɪstrɑːr//
    Hospitals, Medical staff, University people
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  1. 1 a person whose job is to keep official records, especially of births, marriages and deaths
  2. 2 the senior officer who organizes the affairs of a college or university See related entries: University people
  3. 3 a doctor working in a British hospital who is training to become a specialist in a particular area of medicine a paediatric registrar compare consultant, resident See related entries: Hospitals, Medical staff
  4. Word Originlate 17th cent.: from medieval Latin registrarius, from registrum, alteration of regestum, singular of late Latin regesta ‘things recorded’, from regerere ‘enter, record’.
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