for the record

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Prepositional phrase[edit]

for the record

  1. For the purpose of being recorded, especially when already known
    I will ask you, for the record, to state your name and address.
    Now, just for the record, you have served time for drug dealing, haven't you?
    • 2004, John N. Maclean, Fire and Ashes: On the Front Lines Battling Wildfires, Henry Holt and Company, →ISBN, page 13:
      During brief courtroom appearances, Pattan restricted his comments for the record to “Guilty, sir” for each of the two counts of the indictment.