Definition of examen in English:

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examen

Pronunciation: /iɡˈzāmən/

noun

A formal examination of the soul or conscience, made usually daily by Jesuits and some other Roman Catholics.

Origin

Mid 17th century: from Latin, in the figurative sense 'examination' (literally 'tongue of a balance'), from exigere 'weigh accurately'.

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Syllabification: ex·a·men

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