re·cord 1 /ri-'kȯrd/ vt
1: to put in a record
2: to deposit or otherwise cause to be registered in the appropriate office as a record and notice of a title or interest in property
record a deed
record a mortgage see also recording act
3: to cause (as sound, images, or data) to be registered on something in reproducible form
record a telephone conversation
vi: to record something
rec·ord 2 /'re-kərd/ n
1: the documentary account of something
confidential medical record s: as
a: an official document that records the acts of a public body or officer
b: an official copy of a document deposited with a designated officer
c: the official set of papers used and generated in a proceeding
the appeals court reviewed the trial record
d: documented evidence or history of one or more arrests or convictions see also business records exception, public records exception
2: something (as a disc or tape) on which images, sound, or data has been recorded
of record
1: on the record of the court in connection with a particular proceeding
the attorney of record
2: being documented or attested

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun account, affidavit, annal, archive, attestation, catalogue, certificate, chronicle, contract, diurna, docket, documentation, dossier, entry, evidence, file, history, journal, list, log, memorandum, minute, note, proceedings, recording, register, roll, roster, transcript, transcription, urbana, written material associated concepts: courts of record, judicial record, liens of record, matter of record, public record, record of convictions, record of encumbrances, Recording Acts II verb book, calendar, catalogue, chronicle, copy, docket, document, enroll, enter, file, formalize, historify, historize, in tabulas referre, index, inscribe, insert, jot down, journalize, keep accounts, list, log, make a memorandum, make a note, make an entry, mark, memorialize, note, perscribere, post, preserve, put in writing, put on paper, put on record, register, report, set down, tabulate, take down, take minutes, tally, write, write down associated concepts: record a deed, record a lien, record a mortgage III index account (report), bill (invoice), book, calendar (list of cases), calendar (record of yearly periods), cast (register), ceiling, date, deed, docket, document, documentation, dossier, enroll, evidence, file, form (document), impanel, index (relate), inscribe, inscription, instrument (document), inventory, journal, ledger, marginalia, memorandum, notation, note (brief comment), register (noun), register (verb), render (depict), report (detailed account), roll, set down, story (narrative), transcript

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

An official written report about some event or transaction; written documents, audio and video tapes, and other documentary information.
To write an account of some event or transaction to serve as an official version of what happened.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

1) To file a copy of a deed or other document concerning real estate with the land records office (often called the county recorder, registry of deeds, or something similar) for the county in which the land is located.
2) The official transcript of a trial or public hearing, including in the case of a trial all evidence introduced.
Category: If, When & Where to File a Lawsuit
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Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Homeowners
Category: Representing Yourself in Court
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

1 n. A documentation of things past in writing; often the exact history of a legal proceeding; information stored in electronic form on some medium such as computer drive, CD, or DVD; the official transcript of a trial or proceeding that contains its word-by-word documentation.
2 v. the act of filing a document with a court or official office, as in "to record a deed."
@ record on appeal
A presentation to an appellate court of all the testimony and items introduced into evidence in the lower court, plus the compiled pleadings, briefs, motions, and other papers filed with the inferior court.
@ record, public
@ public record
Any document affecting real property, such as a deed or a mortgage concerning land within a particular jurisdiction of the government keeping that record.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

All the documents and evidence plus transcripts of oral proceedings in a case.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

   1) v. (ree-cored) to put a document into the official records of a county at the office of the County Recorder or Recorder of Deeds. The process is that the document is taken or sent to the Recorder's office, a recording fee paid, the document is given a number (a document number, volume or reel number and page number), stamped with the date (and usually the time) of recording and then in most modern offices, microfilmed and the document returned a short time later. Normally recorded is any document affecting title to real property such as a deed, deed of trust, mortgage, reconveyance, release, declaration of homestead, easement, judgment, lien, request for notice of default, foreclosure, satisfaction of judgment, decree of distribution of a dead person's estates and sometimes long-term leases. These recordings provide a traceable chain of title to the property and give the public "constructive" notice of all interests in the property. In most states if there is more than one document affecting the property (such as two deeds, two mortgages, or a judgment and mortgage), the first one recorded has "seniority" and first claim on the property in what is called a "race to the courthouse."
   2) v. to write down or tape the minutes, financial transactions, discussions and other happenings at meetings.
   3) n. (reck-urred) in trials, hearings or other legal proceedings the total of the proceedings which are transcribed by a court reporter and included in the minutes of the clerk or judge, as well as all the documents filed in the case. On an appeal, the record includes everything that transpired before the appeal, upon which the written briefs (opposing legal arguments) and oral argument are based. On appeal the court can consider only the record, unless there is a claim of "newly discovered evidence."

Law dictionary. . 2013.