just for the record


Also found in: Acronyms, Wikipedia.

just for the record

So that the true facts about something are clear or known, especially publicly or officially. Just for the record, it was she who approached me about such a deal, not the other way around. I've always been clear on my position, but, just for the record, let me state that I unequivocally denounce such policies.
See also: just, record

just for the record

Let's get things straight; also, let me make myself clear. For example, Just for the record, we never endorsed this idea, or Just for the record, I didn't vote for him. This usage employs record in the sense of "public knowledge." [Mid-1900s] Also see go on record; set (the record) straight.
See also: just, record