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GHibbs commented on the word scrutinies
As in some of the examples, 'scrutinies' is the plural of the noun 'scrutiny'. In the UK, in local government there are 'scrutiny committees' who task is to conduct 'scrutinies'.Those committees work by scrutinising policies and how they are working, or should work, in a similar way to 'select committees' in UK Central Government.A local authority scrutiny committee can require witnesses who are public servants to attend and give evidence.
June 20, 2012