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Definition of "proctor" [proc•tor]

  • A supervisor especially of an examination or dormitory in a school. (noun)
  • To supervise (an examination). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "proctor" in a sentence
  • "I call the proctor again and guess what, the PC now had to be restarted."
  • "You know the one: you're late for the final, can't remember where it was supposed to be held, forgot to cram for it anyway, and when you finally get there you're naked, the proctor is your great aunt Helen in a black corset with red trim, and she intends to punish you severely, young man if you haven't brought three sharpened #2 pencils -"
  • "I got a bit alarmed and called the proctor, he happily clicked the 'close' button on the error and asked me to proceed."