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[skroo-tey-ter] /skruˈteɪ tər/
a person who investigates.
Origin of scrutator
1570-80; < Latin scrūtātor searcher, examiner, equivalent to scrūtā(rī) to examine (see scrutiny) + -tor -tor Unabridged
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  • "scrutator," who followed, disclaimed any personal grievance.

  • 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


a person who examines or scrutinizes
Word Origin
from Latin, from scrūtārī to search
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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