proc·​tor | \ ˈpräk-tər How to pronounce proctor (audio) \

Definition of proctor

: supervisor, monitor specifically : one appointed to supervise students (as at an examination)

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Other Words from proctor

proctor verb
proctorial \ präk-​ˈtȯr-​ē-​əl How to pronounce proctorial (audio) \ adjective
proctorship \ ˈpräk-​tər-​ˌship How to pronounce proctorship (audio) \ noun

Examples of proctor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dombeck was a test proctor at WCTC administering placement and assessment tests, but college officials told WISN-TV that he has been suspended without pay and banned from the campus. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Technical college employee charged with running porn site, editing co-worker's face onto images," 24 Dec. 2019 Singer then allegedly facilitated cheating on Huffman’s daughter’s SAT test by having a proctor correct the teen’s answers after the fact. Steve Helling,, "Lori Loughlin Tried to Talk to Felicity Huffman Before She Went to Jail, Source Says," 17 Oct. 2019 Chief proctor Waseem Ahmed Khan confirmed that the police did not have permission to enter Jamia. Mohd Nazeef Khan, Quartz India, "“Thrash the circumcised,” Delhi cops shouted amidst rampage against us students," 15 Dec. 2019 The program launched in March 2018 and allows teens to take the test online while their parents serve as the proctor. Alexa Fuenmayor, azcentral, "More teens are ditching MVD offices and taking their permit test online," 5 Dec. 2019 The Abbotts paid $50,000 to have a test proctor correct their daughter’s ACT exam answers in 2018, along with $75,000 to rig her SAT subject tests in math and literature, authorities said. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Couple get month sentence in college bribery scandal," 8 Oct. 2019 Last week, actress Felicity Huffman was sentenced to 14 days in prison for paying a $15,000 bribe to have a proctor correct her daughter's SAT answers. CBS News, "Los Angeles businessman Devin Sloane sentenced to 4 months in college bribery scandal," 24 Sep. 2019 Also Wednesday, a college exam proctor accused of accepting bribes to allow cheating on SAT and ACT tests pleaded guilty. Phil Helsel, NBC News, "College admissions scandal: California real estate exec gets longest prison sentence yet," 14 Nov. 2019 Singer, who has pleaded guilty, was accused of bribing a test proctor to correct the teenager's answer. Jocelyn Gecker, Anchorage Daily News, "Felicity Huffman starts serving prison time in college scam," 15 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of proctor

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for proctor

Middle English procutour procurator, proctor, alteration of procuratour

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The first known use of proctor was in the 15th century

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21 Jan 2020

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“Proctor.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 January 2020.

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