What does the word recorder mean?

Usage examples for recorder

  1. When the Grand Hall of the Exchange was reached, the City procession came up, headed by the Lord Mayor, and the Recorder read aloud an address " with such emphatic solemnity," it was remarked, that the Prince of Wales seemed " struck and almost awed by his manner." – Life of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen, (Victoria) Vol II by Sarah Tytler
  2. The Recorder was one whose name was Forget- good; and a very sorry fellow he was. – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  3. The recorder never got the eighty thousand ducats, nor his wife the diamond; but although there had been no duplicity on his part, he got plenty of slander. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley