A supervisor especially of an examination or dormitory in a school.
tr.v. proc·tored, proc·tor·ing, proc·tors
To supervise (an examination).
[Middle English procutor, proctour, university officer, manager, from procuratour; see PROCURATOR.]
proc·tori·al (-tôrē-əl) adj.
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