Registry may refer to:

In animal breeding:
* Breed registry, a record of the ancestry and ownership of purebred animals

In computing:
* Windows Registry, a database of configuration settings in Microsoft Windows operating systems
* Domain name registry, an organization that manages the registration of top-level internet domain names
* Metadata registry, a location in an organization where metadata definitions are stored and maintained
* Regional Internet registry, an organization overseeing the allocation of Internet number resources in a particular region of the world
** National Internet registry
** Local Internet registry

In gifts:
* Bridal registry, a retailers' plan that allows engaged couples to manage the purchase of wedding gifts
* Honeymoon registry, a service that assists engaged and married couples in financing their honeymoons

In government and law:
* Civil registry, a government record of vital events (e.g. births, deaths, and marriages)
* Land registry, an official record of land ownership
* Registry of Motor Vehicles, or Department of Motor Vehicles, in the U.S., a government agency that administers the registration of automobiles
* Sex offender registry, a system to allow government authorities to keep track of sex offenders
* The Registry, a risk–management tool used by landlords to screen prospective renters
* Registry fee is a postal fee paid to send registered mail.

In health and medicine:
* Cancer registry, a systematic collection of data about cancer and tumor diseases
* Nurse registry, a licensed staffing agency that provides hospitals and individuals with nursing personnel

In other uses:
* Survivor registry, a website where people in an area affected by a terrorist attack can post a message saying they are okay

ee also

* Register (disambiguation)

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  • registry — (n.) 1580s, act of registering; see REGISTER (Cf. register) + Y (Cf. y) (1). Meaning book of record is from 1620s …   Etymology dictionary

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