What does scrutiny mean?

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ˈskrut n iscruti·ny

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. examination, scrutiny(noun)

    the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)

  2. scrutiny(noun)

    a prolonged intense look

Wiktionary

  1. scrutiny(Noun)

    Intense study of someone or something.

  2. scrutiny(Noun)

    Thorough inspection of a situation or a case.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scrutiny(noun)

    close examination; minute inspection; critical observation

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Scrutiny(noun)

    an examination of catechumens, in the last week of Lent, who were to receive baptism on Easter Day

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Scrutiny(noun)

    a ticket, or little paper billet, on which a vote is written

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Scrutiny(noun)

    an examination by a committee of the votes given at an election, for the purpose of correcting the poll

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Scrutiny(verb)

    to scrutinize

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  1. Scrutiny

    Scrutiny. In Roman times, the "scrutari" of cities and towns were those who laboriously searched for valuables amidst the waste and cast-offs of others. The modern English "scrutiny" is derived from this root, indicating a careful examination or inquiry. The word is specifically applied in the early Roman Catholic Church to the examination of the catechumens or those under instruction in the faith. They were taught the creed and the Lord's Prayer, examined therein, and exorcized prior to baptism. The days of scrutiny varied at different periods from three to seven. From about the end of the 12th century, when it became usual to baptize infants soon after their birth instead of at stated times, the ceremony of scrutiny was incorporated with that of the actual baptism. Currently, there are three moments for the scrutinies to occur: the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Sundays of Lent. These are done in public in front of the entire congregation, and the candidates are dismissed before the Prayer of the Faithful. Only under grave circumstances can the scrutinies be dispensed, and only then by the local ordinary. The scrutinies are fully intended for the catechumens.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scrutiny

    skrōō′ti-ni, n. careful or minute inquiry: critical examination: an examination of the votes given at an election for the purpose of correcting the poll: in the early Church, the examination in Lent of the Catechumens: (R.C.) one of the methods of electing a pope, the others being acclamation and accession.—adj. Scru′table.—ns. Scrutā′tion, scrutiny; Scrutā′tor, a close examiner.—v.t.. Scru′tinate, to examine: to investigate.—n. Scrutineer′, one who makes a scrutiny, or minute search or inquiry.—v.t.. Scru′tinise, to search minutely or closely: to examine carefully or critically: to investigate.—n. Scru′tiniser.—adj. Scru′tinous.—adv. Scru′tinously.—Scrutin-de-liste, a method of voting for the French Chamber of Deputies, in which the voter casts his ballot for the whole number of deputies allotted to his department, choosing the candidates in any combination he pleases—opp. to Scrutin d'arrondissement, in which method the voter votes only for his local candidate or candidates, the arrondissement being the basis of representation. [O. Fr. scrutine—L. scrutiniumscrutāri, to search even to the rags—scruta, rags, trash.]

Editors Contribution

  1. scrutiny

    To scrutinize constructively.

    Scrutiny of government is a right we are all entitled to, we know we are working together as a united humanity to create the world we choose for each other.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 12, 2020  

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    Rank popularity for the word 'scrutiny' in Nouns Frequency: #2639

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    The numerical value of scrutiny in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

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    The numerical value of scrutiny in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of scrutiny in a Sentence

  1. Jeff Sessions:

    The IRS’s use of these criteria as a basis for heightened scrutiny was wrong and should never have occurred, it is improper for the IRS to single out groups for different treatment based on their names or ideological positions.

  2. Rory McIlroy:

    I used to be uncomfortable. There's added scrutiny and there's added criticism, but I learned to deal with it. It's just part of the title. I want to keep it for as long as I possibly can.

  3. Carl Sagan:

    Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep insights can be winnowed from deep nonsense.

  4. Melissa Joan Hart:

    I feel like a lot of people don’t like the controversy. They don’t like to discuss [religion]. They don’t like to debate; I love that stuff. If it wasn't for the fact that my family was under a close scrutiny I would probably want to run for [political office] someday or something. I am always the one at dinner parties where people are like ‘don't talk about religion or politics’ and I’m like ‘can we please talk about religion or politics?’ I love debating and I love hearing other perspectives on everything.

  5. Dorchen Leidholdt:

    We understand the reason to release people at Rikers Island. We are supportive of that, the fact that there are defendants with domestic violence charges against them being released, where scrutiny is clearly not happening, that's positively alarming.

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