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surveillant

[ser-vey-luh nt, -veyl-yuh nt]
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adjective
  1. exercising surveillance.
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noun
  1. a person who exercises surveillance.
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Origin of surveillant

1810–20; < French, present participle of surveiller (see surveillance, -ant)
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Related Words for surveillant

matron, minded, protector, convoy, monitor, governess, guardian, companion, guard, scout, usher, escort, overseer, safeguard, guide, duenna, vigilant, watchful, surveillant

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Historical Examples of surveillant

  • Half a dozen of the eldest succeeded in obtaining leave, and I was commissioned to accompany them as surveillant.

    The Professor

    (AKA Charlotte Bronte) Currer Bell

  • Then, as the surveillant of the dining hall gave the signal, the pupils rose and left.