scrutineer

noun
scru·​ti·​neer | \ ˌskrü-tə-ˈnir How to pronounce scrutineer (audio) \

Definition of scrutineer

1 : one that examines
2 British : one who takes or counts votes

Examples of scrutineer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The following people will take office when KPMG, the scrutineer, officially presents the results at the SOCAN Annual General Meeting on June 19 in Toronto. Karen Bliss, Billboard, "SOCAN Nears Gender Parity With Election of 5 More Women to Board of Directors," 25 May 2018 Who is scrutineer of the ’Ring-running cars for technical compliance to production-car standards, as would exist in organized competition under FIA, SCCA, or IMSA? Jim Resnick, Car and Driver, "Fast and Loose: There’s No Oversight for Nurburgring Lap-Time Claims," 20 Oct. 2017 Scrutineers in many parts of the country were reporting problems with the electoral roll and the distribution of ballot papers since the weekend, ABC said. Washington Post, "Papua New Guinea votes with corruption and economic woes key," 27 June 2017 Scrutineers in many parts of the country were reporting problems with the electoral roll and the distribution of ballot papers since the weekend, ABC said. Washington Post, "Papua New Guinea votes with corruption and economic woes key," 27 June 2017 Scrutineers in many parts of the country were reporting problems with the electoral roll and the distribution of ballot papers since the weekend, ABC said. Washington Post, "Papua New Guinea votes with corruption and economic woes key," 27 June 2017 Scrutineers in many parts of the country were reporting problems with the electoral roll and the distribution of ballot papers since the weekend, ABC said. Rod Mcguirk, The Seattle Times, "Papua New Guinea votes with corruption and economic woes key," 26 June 2017

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First Known Use of scrutineer

1557, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Scrutineer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scrutineer. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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