noun, plural reg·is·tries.

  1. the act of registering; registration.
  2. a place where a register is kept; an office of registration.
  3. register(defs 1, 2).
  4. the state of being registered.
  5. the nationality of a merchant ship as shown on its register.

noun plural -tries

  1. a place where registers are kept, such as the part of a church where the bride and groom sign a register after a wedding
  2. the registration of a ship’s country of origina ship of Liberian registry
  3. another word for registration

late 15c., “act of registering;” see register + -y (1). Meaning “book of record” is from 1620s.

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