noun (plural scrutinies)
- Critical observation or examination: every aspect of local government was placed under scrutinyMore 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 trash', from scruta 'trash'). Early use referred to the taking of individual votes in an election procedure.