noun (plural scrutinies)[mass noun]
Critical observation or examination: every aspect of local government was placed under scrutiny
More example sentences
- In response to all the above-mentioned cases, I published critical scrutinies of Korpi's assertions.
- He might read Michael Buckley's magisterial study of scientific scrutinies of religion ever since the Enlightenment.
- The Hutton and Butler scrutinies called into question whether the obligation was being fully secured.
late Middle English: from Latin scrutinium, from scrutari 'to search' (originally 'sort rubbish', from scruta 'rubbish'). Early use referred to the taking of individual votes in an election procedure.