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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Scrutiny  \Scru"ti*ny\,  v.  t. 
  To  scrutinize.  [Obs.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Scrutiny  \Scru"ti*ny\,  n.  [L.  scrutinium  fr  scrutari  to  search 
  carefuly,  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 
  They  that  have  designed  exactness  and  deep  scrutiny 
  have  taken  some  one  part  of  nature.  --Sir  M.  Hale. 
  Thenceforth  I  thought  thee  worth  my  nearer  view  And 
  narrower  scrutiny.  --Milton. 
  2.  (Anc.  Church)  An  examination  of  catechumens,  in  the  last 
  week  of  Lent,  who  were  to  receive  baptism  on  Easter  Day 
  3.  (Canon  Law)  A  ticket,  or  little  paper  billet,  on  which  a 
  vote  is  written. 
  4.  (Parliamentary  Practice)  An  examination  by  a  committee  of 
  the  votes  given  at  an  election,  for  the  purpose  of 
  correcting  the  poll.  --Brande  &  C. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  act  of  examining  something  closely  (as  for  mistakes) 
  [syn:  {examination},  {inspection}] 
  2:  a  prolonged  intense  look 

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