Registration “Legally” Defined

The following definitions for “registration” are taken from Ballantine’s Law Dictionary (3rd edition), Black’s Law Dictionary (2nd edition), and Webster’s Dictionary (1828):




The act of registering. The act of a guest at a hotel in signing his name and giving his address upon engaging accommodations [Anno: 19 ALR 533, s. 53 ALR 988; 29 Am J Rev ed Innk § 17].



Recording; inserting in an official registration; the act of making a list, catalogue, schedule, or register, particularly of an official character, or of making entries therein [In re Supervisors of Election (C.C.) 1 Fed 1].

  • Registration of stock: In the practice of corporations this consists in recording in the official books of the company the name and address of the holder of each certificate of stock with the date of its issue, and, in the case of a transfer of stock, from one holder to another, the names of both parties and such other details as will identify the transaction and preserve a memorial or official record of its essential facts [see Fisher v. Jones, 82 Ala. 117, 3 South. 13].




The act of inserting in a register.

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