Definition of examen in English:

examen

(also examen of conscience)

noun

  • (especially among Jesuits) a devotional exercise involving reflection on and moral evaluation of one's thoughts and conduct, typically performed on a daily basis.

Origin

Mid 17th century: from Latin, in the figurative sense examination (literally tongue of a balance), from exigere weigh accurately.

Pronunciation:

examen

/iɡˈzāmən/