Definition of examinant in English:

Share this entry

examinant

Pronunciation: /ɪɡˈzamɪnənt/
/ɛɡˈzamɪnənt/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun

A person conducting a judicial or academic examination.
Example sentences
  • This examinant asked the child how she came by this nail.
  • He would be incensed at having been entrapped by an ignorant enthusiastic declaimer into an admiration of objects whose authenticity may be questioned by the first cool examinant.
  • Boile hath confessed to this examinant and others that he had in Connaught 360 plough-lands and thirty-eight parsonages.

Origin

Early 17th century: from Latin examinant- 'weighing, testing', from the verb examinare (see examine).

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.