blotter
blot·ter n: police register

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

blotter
A written record of arrests and other occurrences maintained by the police. The report kept by the police when a suspect is booked, which involves the written recording of facts about the person's arrest and the charges against him or her.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


blotter
A written record of arrests and other occurrences maintained by the police. The report kept by the police when a suspect is booked, which involves the written recording of facts about the person's arrest and the charges against him or her.

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  • blotter — (n.) 1590s, thing for drying wet spots, agent noun from BLOT (Cf. blot) (v.). Meaning bad writer is from c.1600. Sense of day book is from 1670s, and the word was applied early 19c. to rough drafts, scrap books, notebooks, and draft account books …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Blotter — LSD Blotter Mit Blotter (engl. Löschpapier) bezeichnet man die meist aus dickerem saugfähigem Papier oder dünner saugfähiger Pappe hergestellten Träger der Droge LSD. Die kristalline Droge wird in Form einer Lösung auf die häufig bunt bedruckten… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Blotter — A record of trades and the details of the trades made over a period of time (usually one trading day). The details of a trade will include such things as the time, price, order size and a specification of whether it was a buy or sell order. The… …   Investment dictionary

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