Invigilating
invigilate invigilate n. ([i^]n*v[i^]j"[i^]l*[=a]t) [imp. & p. p. {Invigilated} ([i^]n*v[i^]j"[i^]l*[=a]`t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Invigilating}.] [L. invigilare to stay awake, to be vigilant.] To keep watch. [PJC]

2. To keep watch over examination candidates to prevent cheating. [British] [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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