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From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  REGISTER, common law. The certificate of registry granted to the person or 
  persons entitled thereto, by the collector of the district, comprehending 
  the port to which any ship or vessel shall belong; more properly, the 
  registry itself. For the form, requisites, &c. of certificate of registry, 
  see Act of Con. Dec. 31, 1792; Story's Laws U. S. 269 3 Kent, Com. 4th ed. 

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  REGISTER, evidence. A book containing a record of facts as they occur, kept 
  by public authority; a register of births, marriages and burials. 
       2. Although not originally intended for the purposes of evidence, 
  public registers are in general admissible to prove the facts to which they 
       3. In Pennsylvania, the registry of births, &c. made by any religious 
  society in the state, is evidence by act of assembly, but it must be proved 
  as at common law. 6 Binn. R. 416. A copy of the register of births and 
  deaths of the Society of Friends in England, proved before the lord mayor of 
  London by an ex parte affidavit, was allowed to be given in evidence to 
  prove the death of a person; 1 Dall. 2; and a copy of a parish register in 
  Barbadoes, certified to be a true copy by the rector, proved by the oath of 
  a witness, taken before the deputy secretary of the island and notary 
  public, under his hand and seal was held admissible to prove pedigree; the 
  handwriting and office of the secretary being proved. 10 Serg. & Rawle, 383. 
       4. In North Carolina, a parish register of births, marriages and 
  deaths, kept pursuant to the statute of that state, is evidence of pedigree. 
  2 Murphey's R. 47. 
       5. In Connecticut, a parish register has been received in evidence. 2 
  Root, R. 99. See 15 John. R. 226. Vide 1 Phil. Ev. 305; 1 Curt. R. 755; 6 
  Eng. Eccl. R. 452; Cov. on Conv. Ev. 304. 

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  REGISTER or REGISTRAR. An officer authorized by law to keep a record called 
  a register or registry; as the register for the probate of wills. 

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