One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Registry; especially a repository where registers are kept.
Late 15th century; earliest use found in Catholicon Anglicum: an English-Latin wordbook. Originally from post-classical Latin regesterium, in uncertain sense, alteration (after classical Latin nouns in -ērium, e.g. desidērium) of from registrarium register, record, registry from registrare + classical Latin -ārium. In later use probably from regist- + -ery.
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