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- n. A person who scrutinizes or investigates.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who scrutinizes; a close examiner or inquirer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who scrutinizes; a close examiner or inquirer; a scrutineer.
- n. In old English law, a bailiff appointed to protect the king's water-rights, as flotsam, jetsam, and wrecks; also, a public officer with like duties.
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She found Hilary contemplating her as if she was the subject and he the scrutator.
In the rest of his book Durandus follows Paschasius, whom he somewhat emphatically styles Divini sacramenti scrutator diligentissimus discussorque catholicus, and from whom he borrows both his patristic apparatus and his theological views.
The larva of Calosoma (C. calidum, Fig. 220; _a_, the beetle; and Fig. 219, C. scrutator) ascends trees to feed on caterpillars, such as the Canker worm.
Something like "heaven forgive me" was in Clara's mind, though she would have declared herself innocent before the scrutator.
Cujus haec culpa, tu scrutator aliunde; mea est, si nescis.