Scrutiny



noun, plural scrutinies.
1.
a searching examination or investigation; minute inquiry.
2.
surveillance; close and continuous watching or guarding.
3.
a close and searching look.
noun (pl) -nies
1.
close or minute examination
2.
a searching look
3.

(in the early Christian Church) a formal testing that catechumens had to undergo before being baptized
a similar examination of candidates for holy orders

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