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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Examinatour, n. [e.m.E. examinator (1621), L. exāminātor.] An examiner. 1554 Dundee B. Laws 333.
Thir ar the nems of the assessors and examinators to be wyth the said dekyne in tymes of examinationes
1564 Glasgow Prot. V. Pref. ix.
The quhilk day, in presens of the lordis examinatouris underwrittin … comperit personalie Maister Henry Gibsone, notar
1563-1570 Buch. Wr. 13.
Thay sal ansuer priuatly to iiij examinatouris, deput be the vniversite
1599 Acts IV. 189/2.
The rectour, the vice chancellar [etc.] … salbe the ordinar examinatouris
1622-6 Bisset I. 201/26.
The lord examinatour quha heiris the witnese examinate
1671 Reg. Privy C. 3 Ser. III. 285.
He … confessed before the examinatours that some of the rebells … did take the petitioner alongst with them

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