invigilated

invigilate

[in-vij-uh-leyt]
verb (used without object), invigilated, invigilating.
1.
to keep watch.
2.
British. to keep watch over students at an examination.

Origin:
1545–55; < Latin invigilātus (past participle of invigilāre to keep watch, stay up late), equivalent to in- in-2 + vigilā- (stem of vigilāre to watch; see vigil) + -tus past participle suffix

invigilation, noun
invigilator, noun
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invigilate (ɪnˈvɪdʒɪˌleɪt)
 
vb
1.  (Brit) US word: proctor to watch examination candidates, esp to prevent cheating
2.  archaic to keep watch
 
[C16: from Latin invigilāre to watch over, from in-² + vigilāre to keep watch; see vigil]
 
invigi'lation
 
n
 
in'vigilator
 
n

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