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surveillant

[ ser-vey-luhnt, -veyl-yuhnt ]
/ sərˈveɪ lənt, -ˈveɪl yənt /
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adjective

exercising surveillance.

noun

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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Example sentences from the Web for surveillant

  • 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
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