Definition of scrutiny in English:


Syllabification: scru·ti·ny
Pronunciation: /ˈskro͞otn-ē

noun (plural scrutinies)


late Middle English: from Latin scrutinium, from scrutari 'to search' (originally 'sort trash', from scruta 'trash'). Early use referred to the taking of individual votes in an election procedure.

More definitions of scrutiny

Definition of scrutiny in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day milord
Pronunciation: mɪˈlɔːd
used to address an English nobleman