- an examination, as of conscience.
Origin of examen
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There is a good account of it in Humboldt's Examen critique, tom.The Discovery of America Vol. 1 (of 2)
Roger North has left us a lively account of one of these processions, in his Examen.The Town
It was toward the end of September, the examen philosophicum was near.
Wilhelm and Otto had happily passed their examen philosophicum.
The Examen, which we call particular, will assist you much in it.
- RC Church an examination of conscience, usually made daily by Jesuits and others
C17: from Latin: tongue of a balance, from exigere to thrust out, from agere to thrust