1. Hist. A magistrate with criminal jurisdiction in some British cities or boroughs.

2. A municipal judge with the criminal jurisdiction of a magistrate or a police judge and sometimes also with limited civil jurisdiction.

3. A municipal or county officer who keeps public records such as deeds, liens, and judgments.

court recorder. A court official who records court activities using electronic recording equipment, usu. for the purpose of preparing a verbatim transcript. Cf. COURT REPORTER(1). [Cases: Courts 55. C.J.S. Courts §§ 107–109.]

recorder of deeds. See register of deeds under REGISTER.


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