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Part of speech: noun

Origin: Latin, 16th century


A person who scrutinizes or investigates.

Examples of Scrutator in a sentence

"Detective Sherlock Holmes is one of literature’s most famous scrutators."

"After the fire in our house, the insurance company sent a scrutator to explore its causes."

About Scrutator

“Scrutator” is taken from the Latin “scrūtātor,” meaning “searcher” or “examiner.”

Did you Know?

From Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes to Stieg Larsson’s Lisbeth Salander, fictional scrutators have brought readers along as they investigate, ask questions, and explore various mysteries. TV and movie scrutators have pulled audiences even deeper into their worlds. For example, “Law and Order” detectives Lennie Briscoe and his partner Rey Curtis spent years entertaining viewers as they interviewed witnesses and suspects in nearly every type of business or organization in New York City, from garbage dumps to Wall Street offices to fish markets to daycare centers.

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