scrutator

[ skroo-tey-ter ]
/ skruˈteɪ tər /

noun

a person who investigates: The scientist, observer, or scrutator will always try to construct a rational theory.

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Origin of scrutator

First recorded in 1570–80; from Latin scrūtātor “searcher, examiner,” equivalent to scrūtā(rī) “to probe, examine closely,” a derivative of the (neuter plural) noun scrūta “discarded items, junk” + -tor agent noun suffix; see scrutiny-tor
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Example sentences from the Web for scrutator

  • 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
  • "Scrutator," who followed, disclaimed any personal grievance.

  • 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

scrutator
/ (skruːˈteɪtə) /

noun

a person who examines or scrutinizes

Word Origin for scrutator

from Latin, from scrūtārī to search
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