Definition of scrutiny in English:

scrutiny

Syllabification: scru·ti·ny
Pronunciation: /ˈskro͞otn-ē
 
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noun (plural scrutinies)

Origin

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.

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