proctor

noun
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 Huffman and Singer exchanged emails about how to get extra time on her daughter's SAT exam and ultimately arranged for a proctor to boost the scores after her daughter took the test, a criminal complaint says. Nicole Chavez, CNN, "Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are two contrasting faces in the college admissions scam," 22 Oct. 2019 Authorities say Flaxman paid $75,000 to have a test proctor feed his daughter answers on her ACT exam in 2016. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Real estate developer gets 1 month in college bribery case," 18 Oct. 2019 Authorities contend the Abbotts paid $50,000 to have a corrupt test proctor correct their daughter's ACT exams in 2018 and another $75,000 to rig her SAT subject tests in math and literature. Andrew Fone, Fox News, "Husband, wife each get one month in jail in college admissions scandal," 9 Oct. 2019 Singer then arranged for cheating on Huffman’s daughter’s SAT test by having a proctor correct the teen’s answers after the fact. Jeff Truesdell, PEOPLE.com, "Ohio Mom Imprisoned for Falsifying Kids' School District Speaks Out on Felicity Huffman's Sentence," 16 Sep. 2019 The proctor, Igor Dvorskiy, has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit racketeering. Matthew Ormseth, Los Angeles Times, "Felicity Huffman’s parenting blog may hurt her in college admissions scandal sentencing," 13 Sep. 2019 Singer, who has pleaded guilty, allegedly bribed a test proctor to correct the teenager's answers. Collin Binkley, chicagotribune.com, "Felicity Huffman gets 14 days in prison for her role in the college admissions bribery scandal: ‘I was stupid’," 13 Sep. 2019 Singer, who has pleaded guilty, allegedly bribed a test proctor to correct the teenager’s answers. Collin Binkley, The Denver Post, "Huffman gets 14 days behind bars in college admissions scam," 13 Sep. 2019 In his letter to the judge, obtained by USA TODAY, Macy attempted to explain why Huffman paid to have a proctor correct Sophia's SAT answers, inflating her test scores. Andrea Mandell, USA TODAY, "'The View' slams William H. Macy's support of Felicity Huffman ahead of sentencing," 9 Sep. 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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