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DISTRICT REGISTRY Definition & Legal Meaning

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By the English judicature act, 1873, $ CO, it is provided that to facilitate proceedings in country districts the crownmay, from time to time, by order in council, create district registries, and appointdistrict registrars for the purpose of issuing writs of summons, and for other purposes.Documents sealed in any such district registry shall be received in evidence withoutfurther proof, (section 61;) and the district registrars may administer oaths or do otherthings as provided by rules or a special order of the court, (section 62.) Power, however,is given to a judge to remove proceedings from a district registry to the office ofthe high court. Section 65. By order in council of 12th of August, 1875, a number ofdistrict registries have been established in the places mentioned in that order; and theprothonotaries in Liverpool, Manchester, and Preston, the district registrar of the courtof admiralty at Liverpool, and the county court registrars in the other places named,have been appointed district registrars. Wharton.


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