from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who supervises students during an examination; a proctor
  • n. A person who supervises a gallery at a museum.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. someone who watches examination candidates to prevent cheating.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One appointed to watch students during examination: proctors, examiners, and others are selected for this purpose.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who watches examination candidates to prevent cheating


invigilate +‎ -or, from Latin invigilatus, past participle of invigilo (Wiktionary)


  • A complaint from an "exams invigilator" has caused Carol Ann Duffy's poem "Education for Leisure" to be removed from the U. K.'s GCSE curriculum.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • Words are celebrated in vocabularic feats -- Page 117 alone delights a word-lover with "syzygy," "invigilator" and "fusee."

    Tom McCarthy's "C," reviewed by Samantha Hunt

  • Then he mentions my 'syntax': well he could not possibly be at fault in that department - as an invigilator of others he must have meant the capital ‘G’.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Splattered all over the BBC last night, to the extent of using wardrobe key widge Prescott as motormouth invigilator.


  • Weirdly though, the next thing I thought of was sitting an exam - As soon as I'm sat down and the invigilator says 'go' I go into the zone and don't emerge for another two hours when the exam ends and I put my glasses back on and remember where I am...

    Gordie is Sluggish

  • (Oviously I don't mean like some STASI invigilator.)

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • No one is obliged to come here and spend time writing a reasoned post and then having it strangely disappear into a black hole in space if it doesn't suit the temprament of the invigilator.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • My apologies to the invigilator, who should have met the drill pig in question who would probably prepared him for the rough old world which exists just a few streets away from Old Queen Street.

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

  • January is the property of the exam invigilator; those evil prowling creatures that feed on the sweat and tears of desperate students and can only be destroyed by plunging a Biro deep into their cold, cold hearts.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • It resulted in my mental breakdown, an “internal” investigation of hired but not monitored invigilator for the student teachers on the grounds of sexual and other misconduct which gave us that survived to the end, blank checks to do it anywhere we wanted free of change.

    Archive 2008-10-01


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