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invigilate

[in-vij-uh-leyt] /ɪnˈvɪdʒ əˌleɪt/
verb (used without object), invigilated, invigilating.
1.
to keep watch.
2.
British. to keep watch over students at an examination.
Origin
1545-1555
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
Related forms
invigilation, noun
invigilator, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for invigilation

invigilate

/ɪnˈvɪdʒɪˌleɪt/
verb (intransitive)
1.
(Brit) to watch examination candidates, esp to prevent cheating US word proctor
2.
(archaic) to keep watch
Derived Forms
invigilation, noun
invigilator, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin invigilāre to watch over, from in-² + vigilāre to keep watch; see vigil
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Word Origin and History for invigilation

invigilate

v.

1550s, from Latin invigilatus, past participle of invigilare "watch over, be watchful, be devoted," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + vigilare (see vigil). Especially in reference to student exams. Related: Invigilated; invigilating.

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