record reflect your lack of acknowledgment

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Jeff Jacobs

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KAFFEE : Did you report private Barnes to the proper authorities?
KENDRICK: I have two books at my bedside, Lieutenant, the Marine Code of Conduct and the King James Bible. The only proper authorities I'm aware of are my Commanding Officer, Colonel Nathan R. Jessep and the Lord our God.
KAFFEE: Lt. Kendrick, at your request, I can have the record reflect your lack of acknowledgment of this court as a proper authority.

What does "record reflect your lack of acknowledgment" mean?

Source: A Few Good Men 1992
  • DonnyB

    Sixties Mod
    English UK Southern Standard English
    It means that Kaffee can arrange for "the record" (the official written account what Kendrick has said) to show that he hasn't conceded that the Court has the authority and jurisdiction to decide what action should have been taken.
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