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sur·veil·lant

 (sər-vā′lənt)
adj.
Exercising surveillance.
n.
One that exercises surveillance.

[French, present participle of surveiller, to watch over : sur-, over (from Old French; see sur-) + veiller, to watch (from Old French veillier, from Latin vigilāre, from vigil, watchful; see weg- in Indo-European roots).]

sur•veil•lant

(sərˈveɪ lənt, -ˈveɪl yənt)

adj.
1. exercising surveillance.
n.
2. a person who exercises surveillance.
[1810–20]
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I suppose," added he, on seeing that all prepared to obey him, except the surveillant officer, "you have no orders to object, this time?"
Half a dozen of the eldest succeeded in obtaining leave, and I was commissioned to accompany them as surveillant. Among the half dozen happened to be a certain Jean Baptiste Vandenhuten, a most ponderous young Flamand, not tall, but even now, at the early age of sixteen, possessing a breadth and depth of personal development truly national.
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Et d'ajouter que Les regulateurs nous protegent des aleas du marche en surveillant de tres pres la perennite des compagnies d'assurance.
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Schwartz (eds), Cinema and the Invention of Modern Life, Berkeley, CA, University of California Press, 1995, pp1545.; Thomas Y Levin, 'Rhetoric of the Temporal Index: Surveillant Narration and the Cinema of "Real Time"', in T.