surveillant

noun
sur·​veil·​lant | \ sər-ˈvā-lənt How to pronounce surveillant (audio) also -ˈvāl-yənt or -ˈvā-ənt \

Definition of surveillant

: 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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First Known Use of surveillant

1819, in the meaning defined above

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“Surveillant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/surveillant. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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