Meaning of RECORDER in English
n.1 an apparatus for recording, esp. a tape recorder.
2 a a keeper of records. b a person who makes an official record.
3 Brit. a a barrister or solicitor of at least ten years' standing, appointed to serve as a part-time judge. b hist. a judge in certain courts.
4 Mus. a woodwind instrument like a flute but blown through the end and having a more hollow tone.
recordership n. (in sense 3).
Etymology: ME f. AF recordour, OF recordeur & f. RECORD (in obs. sense 'practise a tune')
Oxford English vocab. Оксфордский английский словарь. 2012