Definition of registry office noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


registry office

BrE BrE//ˈredʒɪstri ɒfɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈredʒɪstri ɔːfɪs//
, NAmE//ˈredʒɪstri ɑːfɪs//
(also register office) Marriage
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(in Britain) a place where civil marriages (= that do not involve a religious ceremony) are performed and where records of births, marriages and deaths are made to get married in/at a registry office See related entries: Marriage