Definition of record office in US English:

record office

(also records office)

noun

  • An office or building in which official records are kept; the archive of the official records of a government or other institution; specifically (with the and capital initials) the Public Record Office in London.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Lilburne (?1615–1657), Leveller. In some forms from record + office. In some forms from the plural of record + office.

Pronunciation

record office

/ˈrɛkɔːd ˌɒfɪs/