[ prok-ter ]
/ ˈprɒk tər /
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a person appointed to keep watch over students at examinations.
an official charged with various duties, especially with the maintenance of good order.
verb (used with or without object)
to supervise or monitor.
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Origin of proctor
1350–1400; Middle English; contracted variant of procurator
OTHER WORDS FROM proctor
proc·to·ri·al [prok-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-], /prɒkˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/, adjectiveproc·to·ri·al·ly, adverbproc·tor·ship, nounsub·proc·tor, noun
sub·proc·to·ri·al, adjectivesub·proc·tor·ship, nounun·proc·tored, adjective
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Oh, you properest of men, Were you never, never proctored—were you always in at ten?
British Dictionary definitions for proctor
/ (ˈprɒktə) /
a member of the teaching staff of any of certain universities having the duties of enforcing discipline
US (in a college or university) a supervisor or monitor who invigilates examinations, enforces discipline, etc
(formerly) an agent, esp one engaged to conduct another's case in a court
(formerly) an agent employed to collect tithes
Church of England one of the elected representatives of the clergy in Convocation and the General Synod
(tr) US to invigilate (an examination)
Derived forms of proctorproctorial (prɒkˈtɔːrɪəl), adjectiveproctorially, adverb
Word Origin for proctor
C14: syncopated variant of procurator
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