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A supervisor especially of an examination or dormitory in a school.
tr.v. proc·tored, proc·tor·ing, proc·tors
To supervise (an examination).

[Middle English procutor, proctour, university officer, manager, from procuratour; see procurator.]

proc·to′ri·al (-tôr′ē-əl) adj.
proc′tor·ship′ n.
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1. (Education) a member of the teaching staff of any of certain universities having the duties of enforcing discipline
2. (Education) US (in a college or university) a supervisor or monitor who invigilates examinations, enforces discipline, etc
3. (Law) (formerly) an agent, esp one engaged to conduct another's case in a court
4. (Law) (formerly) an agent employed to collect tithes
5. (Anglicanism) Church of England one of the elected representatives of the clergy in Convocation and the General Synod
(Education) (tr) US to invigilate (an examination)
[C14: syncopated variant of procurator]
proctorial adj
procˈtorially adv
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(ˈprɒk tər)

1. a person appointed to keep watch over students at examinations.
2. a school official charged with any of various supervisory or disciplinary duties.
v.t., v.i.
3. to supervise or monitor.
[1350–1400; Middle English; contracted variant of procurator]
proc•to′ri•al (-ˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-) adj.
proc′tor•ship`, n.
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Past participle: proctored
Gerund: proctoring

I proctor
you proctor
he/she/it proctors
we proctor
you proctor
they proctor
I proctored
you proctored
he/she/it proctored
we proctored
you proctored
they proctored
Present Continuous
I am proctoring
you are proctoring
he/she/it is proctoring
we are proctoring
you are proctoring
they are proctoring
Present Perfect
I have proctored
you have proctored
he/she/it has proctored
we have proctored
you have proctored
they have proctored
Past Continuous
I was proctoring
you were proctoring
he/she/it was proctoring
we were proctoring
you were proctoring
they were proctoring
Past Perfect
I had proctored
you had proctored
he/she/it had proctored
we had proctored
you had proctored
they had proctored
I will proctor
you will proctor
he/she/it will proctor
we will proctor
you will proctor
they will proctor
Future Perfect
I will have proctored
you will have proctored
he/she/it will have proctored
we will have proctored
you will have proctored
they will have proctored
Future Continuous
I will be proctoring
you will be proctoring
he/she/it will be proctoring
we will be proctoring
you will be proctoring
they will be proctoring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been proctoring
you have been proctoring
he/she/it has been proctoring
we have been proctoring
you have been proctoring
they have been proctoring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been proctoring
you will have been proctoring
he/she/it will have been proctoring
we will have been proctoring
you will have been proctoring
they will have been proctoring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been proctoring
you had been proctoring
he/she/it had been proctoring
we had been proctoring
you had been proctoring
they had been proctoring
I would proctor
you would proctor
he/she/it would proctor
we would proctor
you would proctor
they would proctor
Past Conditional
I would have proctored
you would have proctored
he/she/it would have proctored
we would have proctored
you would have proctored
they would have proctored
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A person who supervises at examinations and enforces discipline in a school.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.proctor - someone who supervises (an examination)proctor - someone who supervises (an examination)
invigilator - someone who watches examination candidates to prevent cheating
supervisor - one who supervises or has charge and direction of
Verb1.proctor - watch over (students taking an exam, to prevent cheating)
keep an eye on, watch over, watch, observe, follow - follow with the eyes or the mind; "Keep an eye on the baby, please!"; "The world is watching Sarajevo"; "She followed the men with the binoculars"
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A. N (Jur) → procurador(a) m/f (Brit) (Univ) → censor(a) m/f (oficial que cuida de la disciplina) (US) (Univ) (= invigilator) → celador(a) m/f
B. VT, VI (US) (= invigilate) → vigilar
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n (Jur) → Prokurator(in) m(f); (Univ) → Proktor(in) m(f); (US: = supervisor) → (Prüfungs)aufsicht f
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References in classic literature ?
There were scientific works, too, among which were represented men such as Tyndall, Proctor, and Darwin.
Fogg said to Fix, "You have not seen this Colonel Proctor again?"
On Lady Verinder's death, the Will was placed in the hands of my proctor to be "proved"
I happened to be looking in at my friend the proctor's office, and I observed that he received me with an appearance of greater interest than usual.
Mr Lightwood explained that he came from the proctor's, with whom he had been engaged in transacting Mr Boffin's affairs.
As Anne was afterwards to learn, Miss Cornelia was the only neighbor who troubled herself much about the decency of the young Proctors.
'Two coves in vhite aprons-- touches their hats ven you walk in--"Licence, Sir, licence?" Queer sort, them, and their mas'rs, too, sir--Old Bailey Proctors --and no mistake.'
James's tongue unloosed with the port, and he told his cousin his life, his prospects, his debts, his troubles at the little-go, and his rows with the proctors, filling rapidly from the bottles before him, and flying from Port to Madeira with joyous activity.
Sometimes this employment is divided amongst many, but there is one supreme over the rest; these are called proctors, notaries, and the like.
Proctor met her boyfriend, self-confessed "smackhead" Patrick Nicholson, after she became homeless and they soon began targeting pensioners in Salford in a "despicable" burglary spree to feed their addiction.
Proctor will report to IMA Financial Group Chairman and CEO Robert Cohen.