In old English law. A barrister or other person learned in the law, whom the mayor or other magistrate of any city or town corporate, having jurisdiction or a court of record within their precincts, associated to him for his better direction in matters of justice aud proceedings according to law. Cowell. The name “recorder” is also given to a magistrate, in the judicial systems of some of the stites, who has a criminal jurisdiction analogous to that of a police judge or other committing magistrate, and usually a limited civil jurisdiction, and sometimes authority conferred by statute in special classes of proceedings. Also an officer appointed to make record or enrolment of deeds aud other legal instruments authorized by law to be recorded.