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- n. The role or office of a recorder.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The office of a recorder.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The office of recorder; also, the period during which a person holds this office.
V.W. Graham bowed his adieus to the recordership of Albany as John Van
Livingston gave up the recordership, Thomas Tillotson turned over the secretaryship of state to Elisha Jenkins, Sylvanus Miller again became surrogate of New York, and John Woodworth was dismissed from the office of attorney-general.
He was committed to the Tower in 1645 and 1646, and deprived of his recordership.
Until recently the man who occupied the position of Lord Chancellor made thirty thousand pounds a year by his profession without interfering in any way with his public duties, and at the present moment a recordership in London in no wise prevents private practice.
He first studied the law, then he became serjeant of the city of London; he next stepped to the recordership of the city; from thence he became chief justice of the city of Chester; and in 1683, was made lord chief justice of the king's bench.
“Portland-Smith’s career was heading towards a recordership,” he explained, “and at the time he seemed pretty well certain to become a county court judge eventually, so his relatives were naturally wary of any publicity.