Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who examines.
  • n. One who is examined; an examinee.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who examines; an examiner.
  • n. One who is to be examined.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who examines; an examiner.
  • n. One who is to be examined.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who examines; an examiner.

Etymologies

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Latin examinans, examinantis, examining.

Examples

  • “No matter, I want to hear you describe it,” said the examinant.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • “To cut the matter short, Ratcliffe, you have been a most notorious thief,” said the examinant.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • 'And the said examinant further stated that she being troubled at her child's distemper did go to a certain person named Doctor Job Jacob, who lived at

    The Superstitions of Witchcraft

  • The examinant, being asked how she came by those teats which were discovered in her secret parts, she saith she knows not unlesse she was born with them: but she never knew she had any such untill this time.

    The Witch-cult in Western Europe A Study in Anthropology

  • Margery Stoakes, this examinants mother, lying upon her death-bed, and this examinant comming to visit her, shee the said Margery desired this examinant privately to give entertainment to two of her imps, and withall told this examinant, they would do this examinant good; And this examinant saith, that the same night her said mother dyed, the said two imps came to her accordingly, and sucked on her body. —

    The Witch-cult in Western Europe A Study in Anthropology

  • Clark in Mannyntree, where they spent some time in praying unto their familiars, and every one in order went to prayers; afterwards some of them read in a book, the book being Elizabeth Clarks; and this examinant saith, that forthwith their familiars appeared, and every one of them made their severall propositions to those familiars, what every one of them desired to have effected. —

    The Witch-cult in Western Europe A Study in Anthropology

  • Anne Leech, Elizabeth Gooding, Hellen Clark, Anne West, and this examinant, met all together at the house of the aforesaid Elizabeth

    The Witch-cult in Western Europe A Study in Anthropology

  • And this examinant also saith, that she carried one of her said imps, called Rug, to the house of the said Rose Hallybread; and that her said imp Rug, with the three imps of the said Rose Hallybread,

    The Witch-cult in Western Europe A Study in Anthropology

  • And the said man told this examinant, that those three things which he gave her, would avenge her on her enemies, and bid her murther some, but not too many, and he would forgive her; and then went away from this examinant.

    The Witch-cult in Western Europe A Study in Anthropology

  • And this examinant saith, that she sent her grey impe, Elizabeth Clark a black imp, and Elizabeth Gooding a white imp.

    The Witch-cult in Western Europe A Study in Anthropology

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