Definition of recording angel in English:

recording angel


  • An angel that is believed to register each person's good and bad actions.

    • ‘It was alway assumed, of course, that God would make the final decision, and the recording angel never played any kind of a judgmental role, but it was intended to remind the faithful that there was just no way to avoid the scrutiny of the divine.’
    • ‘It called the book ‘sloppy, self-indulgent and dull - the sound of one man prattling away, not for the reader, but for himself and some distant recording angel of history.’’