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An examination; an investigation.
[Latin exāmen, a weighing out; see examine.]
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(Roman Catholic Church) RC Church an examination of conscience, usually made daily by Jesuits and others
[C17: from Latin: tongue of a balance, from exigere to thrust out, from agere to thrust]
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(in the Roman Catholic Church) an examination, as of conscience.
[1600–10; < Latin exāmen swarm of bees, device for weighing, balance <*exag-s-men <*exag-, base of exigere to drive out, inquire into, examine (see exact)]
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|Noun||1.||examen - a detailed inspection of your conscience (as done daily by Jesuits)|
|2.||examen - a critical study (as of a writer's work)|
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