1. A judicial officer of some cities, possessing
generally the powers and authority of a judge. 3 YeatesR. 300; 4 Dall. Rep.
299; but see 1 Rep. Const. Ct. 45. Anciently, recorder signified to recite or
testify on re-collection as occasion might require what had previously passed
in court, and this was the duty of the judges, thence called recordeurs. Steph.
Plead. note 11. 2. An officer appointed to make record or onrolment of deeds
and other legal instruments, authorized by law to be recorded.
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