Years ago, I worked in a bank. I‘m sure the concept of a “register” came from a banker initially. Banks had registers for everything.
One of my jobs was to keep the collateral register postings up to date. When a customer opened a line of credit, they were required to pledge something, usually marketable securities, as collateral. I posted the collateral in the register and someone else placed the securities in the vault, where they’d stay and gather dust. (I think bankers invented segregation of duties too.)
Occasionally, the bank auditors …
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