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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.
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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.
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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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References in classic literature ?
I was struck by the insecurity of the place in which the register was kept.
"Is that considered a sufficiently secure place for the register?" I inquired.
'Why isn't the register' (meaning this register here, under my hand)--
You would hardly think it, but he had his own appointed days, once or twice in every quarter, for riding over to this church on his old white pony, to check the copy, by the register, with his own eyes and hands.
"Eighteen hundred and four," I replied, mentally resolving to give the old man no more opportunities of talking, until my examination of the register was over.
The clerk put on his spectacles, and turned over the leaves of the register, carefully wetting his finger and thumb at every third page.
The register of the marriage of Sir Felix Glyde was in no respect remarkable except for the narrowness of the space into which it was compressed at the bottom of the page.
What are the two registers? The full version of the electoral register includes everyone's name and address, and is only used for elections, preventing and detecting crime and checking applications for loans or credit.
In fact, many other countries have subsequently learnt from INEC in handling their own registers. For instance, during the recent Presidential election in Liberia, the country's National Electoral Commission (NEC), through the United Nations, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC), which I currently chair, requested the services of INEC staff to sort out issues with their register.
A closed ship register means that KMA registers only local vessels, not international carriers.