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scrutator

[skroo-tey-ter]
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noun
  1. a person who investigates.
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Origin of scrutator

1570–80; < Latin scrūtātor searcher, examiner, equivalent to scrūtā(rī) to examine (see scrutiny) + -tor -tor
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Examples from the Web for scrutator

Historical Examples

  • "Scrutator," who followed, disclaimed any personal grievance.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, Jan. 1, 191910964

    Various10964

  • As usual in such cases, 'Scrutator' proceeded to make short work of him.

    Sharps and Flats

    John Nevil Maskelyne

  • Scrutator” tells us that in the time of Mr. Meynell “it was not the fashion to have second horses in the field.

    The Horsewoman

    Alice M. Hayes

  • A remonstrance has reached me from Scrutator on the subject of Knot I., which he declares was "no problem at all."

    A Tangled Tale

    Lewis Carroll


British Dictionary definitions for scrutator

scrutator

noun
  1. a person who examines or scrutinizes
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Word Origin

from Latin, from scrūtārī to search
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