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surveillant

[ser-vey-luh nt, -veyl-yuh nt] /sərˈveɪ lənt, -ˈveɪl yənt/
adjective
1.
exercising surveillance.
noun
2.
a person who exercises surveillance.
Origin of surveillant
1810-1820
1810-20; < French, present participle of surveiller (see surveillance, -ant)
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  • Half a dozen of the eldest succeeded in obtaining leave, and I was commissioned to accompany them as surveillant.

    The Professor (AKA Charlotte Bronte) Currer Bell
  • Then, as the surveillant of the dining hall gave the signal, the pupils rose and left.

    Rilla of the Lighthouse Grace May North

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