[ ser-vey-luhnt, -veyl-yuhnt ]
See synonyms for: surveillantsurveillants on

  1. exercising surveillance.

  1. a person who exercises surveillance.

Origin of surveillant

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

Words Nearby surveillant Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use surveillant in a sentence

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

    Rilla of the Lighthouse | Grace May North
  • 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