Why was clemency trending last week?
c.1300, from Old French examiner "interrogate, question, torture," from Latin examinare "to test or try; weigh, consider, ponder," from examen "a means of weighing or testing," probably ultimately from exigere "weigh accurately" (see exact). Related: Examined; examining.
examine ex·am·ine (ĭg-zām'ĭn)
v. ex·am·ined, ex·am·in·ing, ex·am·ines
To study or analyze an organic material.
To test or check the condition or health of.
To determine the qualifications, aptitude, or skills of by means of questions or exercises.