perscrutation

noun
per·​scru·​ta·​tion | \ ˌpərˌskrüˈtāshən \
plural -s

Definition of perscrutation

: a thorough examination : careful investigation

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History and Etymology for perscrutation

French, from Middle French, from Latin perscrutation-, perscrutatio, from perscrutatus (past participle of perscrutari to examine thoroughly, from per- thoroughly + scrutari to search, examine) + -ion-, -io -ion

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“Perscrutation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perscrutation. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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