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Registration

In the securities market describes process set up pursuant to the Securities Exchange Acts of 1933 and 1934 whereby securities that are to be sold to the public are reviewed by the SEC.

Registration

The process of submitting appropriate documents to a government regulator before an activity may be conducted. For example, a company must register with the SEC or the equivalent state agency before it may issue stock. In other words, registration is the process of publicly announcing that one intends to conduct an activity and taking all steps to ensure that the activity is done legally and correctly.

registration

The preparation of a security issue for public sale. For registration, the issuer hires an underwriting firm to prepare a registration statement that is submitted to the SEC or to a state authority. As part of this process, an investment banker brings in a public accounting firm to audit the issuer's financial condition. See also cooling-off period, gun jumping, piggyback registration.
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But, my dear host," said Aramis, closing the register, "if I am not mistaken, we are summoned.
Baisemeaux took the register, hastily restored it to its place in the closet, which he locked, and put the key in his pocket.
Inglethorp's clothes, with a black beard trimmed to resemble his, you were there--and signed the register in his name
Then I will leave the remarkable similarity of hand-writing between the note, the register, and your own, to the consideration of the jury," said Mr.
I could only put the first explanation to the test by looking at the register of her marriage, and so ascertaining her maiden name and her parentage as a preliminary to further inquiries.
Here again the register might, by offering written evidence of the marriage, prove to me, at any rate, that this doubt had no foundation in truth.
My anxiety to examine the register did not dispose me to offer much encouragement to the old man's talkativeness.
Calculating back from this, and making due allowance for the year that had passed since I had gained my information, I found that he must have been born in eighteen hundred and four, and that I might safely start on my search through the register from that date.
I was struck by the insecurity of the place in which the register was kept.
Why isn't the register' (meaning this register here, under my hand)--
He said I might do so if I pleased, but that if I did not, there were ways enough to secure my right, and immediately to appropriate the profits to my use: and as there were ships in the river of Lisbon just ready to go away to Brazil, he made me enter my name in a public register, with his affidavit, affirming, upon oath, that I was alive, and that I was the same person who took up the land for the planting the said plantation at first.
Any file of old Newspapers, or odd volume of the Annual Register, will prove this with terrible ease.