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scrutineer

[skroot-n-eer] /ˌskrut nˈɪər/
noun, Chiefly British and Canadian.
1.
an official examiner, especially of votes in an election.
Origin of scrutineer
1550-1560
First recorded in 1550-60; scrutin(y) + -eer
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  • One scrutineer for each candidate watches the opening of the box.

    Greater Britain Charles Wentworth Dilke
British Dictionary definitions for scrutineer

scrutineer

/ˌskruːtɪˈnɪə/
noun
1.
a person who examines, esp one who scrutinizes the conduct of an election poll
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