- public record
public record n: a record required by law to be made and kept:a: a record made by a public officer or a government agency in the course of the performance of a dutyb: a record filed in a public office◇ Public records are subject to inspection, examination, and copying by any member of the public.
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
- public record
n.Documents filed in government offices that are open to the public for examination, such as records of real estate transactions.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
- public record
Any information, minutes, files, accounts, or other records which a governmental body is required to maintain, and which must be accessible to scrutiny by the public.Category: Business, LLCs & CorporationsCategory: Real Estate & Rental PropertyCategory: Small Claims Court & LawsuitsCategory: Wills, Trusts & Estates
Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009.
- public record
n.any information, minutes, files, accounts or other records which a governmental body is required to maintain and which must be accessible to scrutiny by the public. This includes the files of most legal actions. A court will take "judicial notice" of a public record (including hearsay in the record) introduced as evidence. For example: a recorded deed to show transfer of title or a criminal judgment are both public records.
Law dictionary. EdwART. 2013.
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