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1. To recall to mind; to recollect; to remember; to meditate. I it you record.

2. To repeat; to recite; to sing or play. They longed to see the day, to hear the lark Record her hymns, and chant her carols blest. (Fairfax)

3. To preserve the memory of, by committing to writing, to printing, to inscription, or the like; to make note of; to write or enter in a book or on parchment, for the purpose of preserving authentic evidence of; to register; to enroll; as, to record the proceedings of a court; to record historical events. Those things that are recorded of him . . . Are written in the chronicles of the kings. (1 Esd. I. 42) To record a deed, mortgage, lease, etc, to have a copy of the same entered in the records of the office designated by law, for the information of the public.

Origin: OE. Recorden to repeat, remind, F. Recorder, fr. L. Recordari to remember; pref. Re- re- _ cor, cordis, the heart or mind. See Cordial, Heart.