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.