Definition - What does Recording mean?

The term recording has several different meanings. First, a recording is a medium through which sound or images can be captured and experienced over again. These types of recordings can be used as evidence in trials.

Second, recording is the process of making documents a part of an official record. This type of recording is commonly used in property law to establish legitimacy of mortgages and deeds.

Justipedia explains Recording

An example of a recording being used as evidence in a trial would be an audio recording of a defendant and an accomplice conspiring to commit a robbery. This recording could have been made by a witness with a cell phone.

An example of a property recording would be a man bringing official documents to a local recorder's office to establish his deed on the record. This is typically done upon the purchase of new property, and it makes the deed go into effect, legally.

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