court of record


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court of record

n. pl. courts of record
A court that records its proceedings, which cannot be impeached with collateral evidence.

court′ of rec′ord


n.
a court whose proceedings and judgments are kept on permanent record.
[1755–65]
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'This court being a court of record has nothing to prove that there was an order for stay from the Court of Appeal.'
The lower court, however, insisted that no such order had been communicated to it and being a court of record, it needed a document to show that there was such an order and not verbal information.
Information dating back to the 16th century has been uncovered from Stratford's old Court of Record - including the debt problems of William Shakespeare's father, John.