surveillant

surveillant

[ser-vey-luhnt, -veyl-yuhnt]
adjective
1.
exercising surveillance.
noun
2.
a person who exercises surveillance.

Origin:
1810–20; < French, present participle of surveiller (see surveillance, -ant)

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surveillance (sɜːˈveɪləns)
 
n
close observation or supervision maintained over a person, group, etc, esp one in custody or under suspicion
 
[C19: from French, from surveiller to watch over, from sur-1 + veiller to keep watch (from Latin vigilāre; see vigil)]
 
sur'veillant
 
adj, —n

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