scrutiny

  • 1 Scrutiny — • Definitions for the term as variously employed in canon law Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Scrutiny     Scrutiny     † …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 2 Scrutiny — (Fr. scrutin , Late Lat. scrutinium , from scrutari , to search or examine thoroughly) is a careful examination or inquiry (often implying the search for a likely mistake or failure). It has a particular meaning in the Roman Catholc Church.The… …

    Wikipedia

  • 3 Scrutiny — Scru ti*ny, n. [L. scrutinium, fr. scrutari to search carefully, originally, to search even to the rags, fr. scruta trash, trumpery; perhaps akin to E. shred: cf. AS. scrudnian to make scrutiny.] 1. Close examination; minute inspection; critical… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 scrutiny — scru·ti·ny / skrüt ən ē/ n pl nies: searching study or inquiry; specif: judicial investigation of the constitutionality of a statutory classification of persons under the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution see also intermediate 2,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 scrutiny — UK US /ˈskruːtɪni/ noun [U] ► the careful and detailed examination of something in order to get information about it: be subjected to/come under scrutiny »The figures are likely to come under close scrutiny …

    Financial and business terms

  • 6 Scrutiny — Scru ti*ny, v. t. To scrutinize. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Scrutiny —   [ skruːtɪnɪ; englisch »Musterung«, »Prüfung«], einflussreiche englische Literatur und Kulturzeitschrift, gegründet 1932 von Lionel Charles Knights (* 1906). Sie stand der Cambridger Kritikerschule um F. R. Leavis nahe, der zusammen mit seiner… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 8 scrutiny — early 15c., a vote to choose someone to decide a question, from L.L. scrutinium a search, inquiry (in M.L., a mode of election by ballot ), from L. scrutari to examine, search (as through trash), from scruta (pl.) trash, rags (see SHRED (Cf.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 scrutiny — *examination, scanning, inspection, audit (see under SCRUTINIZE) Analogous words: investigation, research, probe, *inquiry, inquisition: surveying or survey, observing or observation, viewing or view (see corresponding verbs at SEE) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 scrutiny — [n] close examination analysis, audit, close up, eagle eye*, exploration, inquiry, inspection, investigation, long hard look*, perlustration, perusal, review, scan, search, sifting, study, surveillance, survey, tab*, the eye*, view; concepts… …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 scrutiny — ► NOUN (pl. scrutinies) ▪ close and critical observation or examination. ORIGIN Latin scrutinium, from scrutari sort rubbish , later to search …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 scrutiny — [skro͞ot′ n ē] n. pl. scrutinies [LL scrutinium < L scrutari, to examine carefully, rummage through odds and ends < scruta, trash, prob. altered < Gr grutē, a miscellany, woman s vanity bag: for prob. IE base see CRUMB] 1. close… …

    English World dictionary

  • 13 scrutiny — n. 1) to bear scrutiny (his record will not bear close scrutiny) 2) close, strict; constant scrutiny 3) open to scrutiny 4) under scrutiny (under constant scrutiny) * * * [ skruːtɪnɪ] constant scrutiny strict close open to scrutiny to bear… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 scrutiny — 01. It must be frustrating sometimes for celebrities to have their lives under constant [scrutiny] by the media. 02. This government has to open itself to public [scrutiny] to win back the voters trust. 03. The private lives of politicians often… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 15 scrutiny — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ careful, close, critical, detailed, intense, rigorous, serious, strict ▪ The company has come under intense scrutiny because of its environmental record …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 scrutiny */ — UK [ˈskruːtɪnɪ] / US [ˈskrut(ə)nɪ] noun [uncountable] careful examination of someone or something under scrutiny: The diet industry comes under scrutiny in tonight s programme. close scrutiny: Council services are subject to close scrutiny to… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 scrutiny — scru|ti|ny [ skrutni ] noun uncount * careful examination of someone or something: under scrutiny: The diet industry comes under scrutiny in tonight s program. close scrutiny: Council services are subject to close scrutiny to ensure their… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 scrutiny — noun (U) careful and thorough examination of someone or something: careful/close scrutiny: Close scrutiny of the document showed it to be a forgery. | under scrutiny: Diana resented her private life being under such public scrutiny …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 scrutiny — scru|ti|ny [ˈskru:tıni] n [U] [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: scrutinium, from scrutari to search, examine , from scruta unwanted things, trash ] careful and thorough examination of someone or something careful/close scrutiny ▪ Careful… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 scrutiny — [[t]skru͟ːtɪni[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft prep N If a person or thing is under scrutiny, they are being studied or observed very carefully. His private life came under media scrutiny... The President promised a government open to public scrutiny …

    English dictionary


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