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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.
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]
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.
Past participle: proctored
A person who supervises at examinations and enforces discipline in a school.
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|Noun||1.||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
|Verb||1.||proctor - watch over (students taking an exam, to prevent cheating)|