Definition of Proctor

1. Noun. Someone who supervises (an examination).

Exact synonyms: Monitor
Specialized synonyms: Invigilator
Generic synonyms: Supervisor
Derivative terms: Monitor, Proctorship



2. Verb. Watch over (students taking an exam, to prevent cheating).
Exact synonyms: Invigilate
Generic synonyms: Follow, Keep An Eye On, Observe, Watch, Watch Over
Derivative terms: Invigilation, Invigilator

Definition of Proctor

1. n. One who is employed to manage to affairs of another.

2. v. t. To act as a proctor toward; to manage as an attorney or agent.

Definition of Proctor

1. Adjective. (soil science) Pertaining to the Proctor test, a standardized test measuring soil moisture-density, especially for the requirements of construction projects: ''Proctor density, Proctor value''. ¹

2. Noun. (American English) A person who supervises students as they take an examination, in the United States at the college/university level; often the department secretary, or a fellow/graduate student. ¹

3. Noun. (U.K.) An official at any of several older universities ¹

4. Noun. (British legal) A legal practitioner in ecclesiastical and some other courts ¹

5. Verb. (American English) To function as a proctor. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To manage as an attorney or agent. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Proctor

1. to supervise [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: supervise

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Proctor

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proctor (current term)
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Literary usage of Proctor

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1904)
"It is respectfully submitted that GE proctor, or Eli proctor, has not now brought the matter intp question; he Is not a party to this suit, and the question ..."

2. The "A. L. A." Index: An Index to General Literature, Biographical by American Library Association (1892)
"and the weather proctor. Sei. byways, — as a perpetual machine proctor.RA 169. Mysteries, So. ... Voyage to proctor. Borderland, 31. — What is it made of ? ..."

3. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1896)
"In the notice of Thomas Emerson proctor in the REGISTER for October, 1895, vol. ... 4G2, it is stated that the proctor family in this country is descended ..."

4. The "A.L.A." Index: An Index to General Literature, Biographical, Historical by American Library Association (1901)
"proctor, RA Other suns, 153. sei. 170; or Rough ways, 26. — Relation to storm and famine. proctor. Pleas. ways, 28. Suns and meteors. proctor, RA Other suns ..."

5. Publications by Oxford Historical Society, Bostonian Society (1894)
"Mr. (Christopher) Wase, the senior proctor for the last yeare, made his dying speech, which was good. He made honourable mention of Dr. (Edward) Pocock ..."

6. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1917)
"See Caterpillars Procrastination Set also Tardiness proctor, Edna Dean, ... Lit Digest 54:1263 + proctor, Stephen Red triangle on the firing line. ..."

7. Publications by Oxford Historical Society, Bostonian Society (1892)
"This fellow with his assistants had beaten (Baptist) Levins the proctor the last yeare, for which he was brought upon his knees and submitted; vide Feb. ..."

8. The Historical Geography of Europe by Edward Augustus Freeman (1882)
"By RA proctor. Crown Svo. 5*. HOME WHIST: an Easy Guide to Correct Play. ... Showing the Starry Sky Week by Week, in 24 Hourly Maps. By RA proctor. ..."

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