Scrutiny

Definition of Scrutiny

Scru´ti`ny
n.1.Close examination; minute inspection; critical observation.
They that have designed exactness and deep scrutiny have taken some one part of nature.
- Sir M. Hale.
Thenceforth I thought thee worth my nearer view
And narrower scrutiny.
- Milton.
2.(Anc. Church) An examination of catechumens, in the last week of Lent, who were to receive baptism on Easter Day.
3.(Canon Law) A ticket, or little paper billet, on which a vote is written.
4.(Parliamentary Practice) An examination by a committee of the votes given at an election, for the purpose of correcting the poll.
v. t.1.To scrutinize.

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