RECORD

RECORD

record, n.

1. A documentary account of past events, usu. designed to memorialize those events.

2. Information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that, having been stored in an electronic or other medium, is retrievable in perceivable form. UCC ¡ì 5-102(14).

3. MINUTES(2).

4. The official report of the proceedings in a case, including the filed papers, a verbatim transcript of the trial or hearing (if any), and tangible exhibits.

¡ª Also termed (in some jurisdictions) clerk’s record; (in BrE) bundle. See DOCKET(1). [Cases: Administrative Law and Procedure 676; Appeal and Error 493¨C717. C.J.S. Appeal and Error ¡ì¡ì 440¨C460, 476¨C577, 727; Justices of the Peace ¡ì 236; Public Administrative Law and Procedure ¡ì¡ì 197¨C198, 218¨C219.]

defective record.

1. A trial record that fails to conform to requirements of appellate rules. [Cases: Appeal and Error 634¨C645; Criminal Law 1109; Federal Courts 698. C.J.S. Appeal and Error ¡ì¡ì 535¨C538, 540¨C541, 548.]

2. A flawed real-estate title resulting from a defect on the property’s record in the registry of deeds. [Cases: Vendor and Purchaser 231(6). C.J.S. Vendor and Purchaser ¡ì¡ì 503¨C504.]

public record. A record that a governmental unit is required by law to keep, such as land deeds kept at a county courthouse. ? Public records are generally open to view by the public. Cf. public document under DOCUMENT. [Cases: Records 1, 30, 54. C.J.S. Records ¡ì¡ì 2, 60, 62¨C63, 65, 93, 95, 99¨C100, 103¨C104.]

reporter’s record. In some jurisdictions, a trial transcript.

¡ª Also termed stenographer’s record.

silent record. Criminal procedure. A record that fails to disclose that a defendant voluntarily and knowingly entered a plea, waived a right to counsel, or took any other action affecting his or her rights. [Cases: Criminal Law 1144.1¨C1144.20.]

stenographer’s record. See reporter’s record.


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