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scrutator

[ skroo-tey-ter ]
/ skruˈteɪ tər /
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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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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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