- to keep watch.
- British. to keep watch over students at an examination.
Origin of invigilate
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- British to watch examination candidates, esp to prevent cheatingUS word: proctor
- archaic to keep watch
C16: from Latin invigilāre to watch over, from in- ² + vigilāre to keep watch; see vigil
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Word Origin and History for invigilator
1892, agent noun from invigilate.
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