surveillant

noun

sur·​veil·​lant sər-ˈvā-lənt How to pronounce surveillant (audio)
 also  -ˈvāl-yənt,
 or  -ˈvā-ənt
: one that exercises surveillance

Examples of surveillant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The consequences of that world for the surveillant as well as the surveilled is a lesson for this day and age for sure. Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, 27 Jan. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1819, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of surveillant was in 1819

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“Surveillant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/surveillant. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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