n. A record containing entries in the form of a list. A volume recording names or events. ComputingHardware used to store a fixed amount of data, often a word, a byte, or a bit.


MacNeil 1995, p. 26 The purpose of the registers [known in Italy as protocol registers] is to control the stages of distribution and transit for every official document that passes through the registry. The protocol register, for example, records the documents protocol number (i.e., a unique identifier), its date, the date when it was received (in the case of documents received), the name and official title of the sender, the protocol number in the office of the sender (if applicable), the nature of the action, an indication of any enclosures and their types, the assigned classification number, and the office handling the matter.