scru·​ti·​neer ˌskrü-tə-ˈnir How to pronounce scrutineer (audio)
: one that examines
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, 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, 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, 27 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1557, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of scrutineer was in 1557

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“Scrutineer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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