verb (used without object), in·vig·i·lat·ed, in·vig·i·lat·ing.
to keep watch.
British. to keep watch over students at an examination.
Origin of invigilate
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A judicial inquiry, however, has power to gather evidence, to summon the trio, and invigilate them properly and professionally.Will Rupert Be Arrested?
July 12, 2011
British to watch examination candidates, esp to prevent cheatingUS word: proctor
archaic to keep watch
Word Origin for invigilate
C16: from Latin invigilāre to watch over, from in- ² + vigilāre to keep watch; see vigil
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