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First published 1990 (DOST Vol. VII).
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Register, -gester, v. Also: -gystere, -gestir, -gistr-, -gestr-. [ME and e.m.E. register (Gower), -gestre (1568), F. registrer (13th c. in Hatz.-Darm.), med. L. registrare, f. registrum, f. Register n.1] tr. a. To enter (a name, document, etc.) in a register. b. To record, set down. —a. c1420 Wynt. iv 2518.
And all the men … To wryt wp ilkane in tyll roll, And regystere [C. regestir, W. registerit] thaim be name and poll
Ib. ix 1357.
Off all the warld the regyounys … Regestryd he gert, and rollyd be
1460 Exch. R. VI 590 n.
Schawin in oure chekkere and registerit in oure rollis be the auditowris of oure said chekker
Oure lettrez be yhow sene … and anys schawing in oure chekker and registre [appar. erron. for registerit] in the rollis be the auditouris
1515 Fife Sheriff Ct. 20.
The quhilk chartir … to mak be registerit in the court buke of the said schirefdome
1583–4 Edinb. B. Rec. IV 328.
My lord provest produceit … the lords obligatioun and warrand to register
a1639 Spotsw. Hist. (1677) App. 36.
Bonds … being registred, … the debitor must make payment
b. 1528 Lynd. Dreme 122.
Purposit … With pen and paper to regester, in ryme, Sum mery mater of antiquitie

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