Definition of examinant in English:


Pronunciation /ɪɡˈzamɪnənt//ɛɡˈzamɪnənt/


  • A person conducting a judicial or academic examination.

    • ‘These examinants are unable to obtain access to the said books, papers and documents.’
    • ‘Boile hath confessed to this examinant and others that he had in Connaught 360 plough-lands and thirty-eight parsonages.’
    • ‘He insisted that examinants should go again to the house of John Campbell.’
    • ‘This examinant asked the child how she came by this nail.’
    • ‘He would be incensed at having been entrapped by an ignorant enthusiastic declaimer into an admiration of objects whose authenticity may be questioned by the first cool examinant.’
    tester, questioner, interviewer, assessor, marker, inspector
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Early 17th century: from Latin examinant- ‘weighing, testing’, from the verb examinare (see examine).