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Meaning of PROCTOR

Pronunciation:  'prâktur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  someone who supervises (an examination)
  2. [v]  as of students taking an exam, to prevent cheating

PROCTOR is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: invigilate, monitor
 See Also: follow, invigilator, keep an eye on, observe, supervisor, watch, watch over



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Proc"tor\, n. [OE. proketour, contr. fr. procurator.
    See {Procurator}.]
    One who is employed to manage to affairs of another.
    (a) A person appointed to collect alms for those who could
        not go out to beg for themselves, as lepers, the
        bedridden, etc.; hence a beggar. [Obs.] --Nares.
    (b) (Eng. Law) An officer employed in admiralty and
        ecclesiastical causes. He answers to an attorney at
        common law, or to a solicitor in equity. --Wharton.
    (c) (Ch. of Eng.) A representative of the clergy in
    (d) An officer in a university or college whose duty it is to
        enforce obedience to the laws of the institution.
  2. \Proc"tor\, v. t.
    To act as a proctor toward; to manage as an attorney or
    agent. --Bp. Warburton.