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proctorship

Definition:

the position of proctor

Class:

act noun (acts and actions)

Related to:

proctor

Plural:

proctorships

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

proctor + -ship
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

proctorship

the rank or function of a proctor (7 of 177 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/proctorship

Oxford Dictionary:

proctor | proctorial [derived] | proctorship [derived]

[British] : an officer (usually one of two) at certain universities, appointed annually and having mainly disciplinary functions. | [North American] : ... (21 of 109 words, 7 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/proctor

Merriam-Webster:

proctor | supervisor [synonym] | monitor [synonym] | proctorial [adjective, related] | proctorship [noun, related]

"supervisor", "monitor" ; specifically, one appointed to supervise students (as at an examination) (13 of 46 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/proctor

New World Dictionary:

proctor | proctorial [adjective, related] | proctorship [noun, related]

a person employed to manage the affairs of another; agent; attorney | a person who supervises or monitors students, as at an examination | to ... (23 of 44 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/proctor

American Heritage Dictionary:

proctor | proctored [past tense] | proctoring [present participle] | proctors [3rd-person singular present] | proctorial [adjective, related] | proctorship [noun, related]

A supervisor especially of an examination or dormitory in a school. | To supervise (an examination). (15 of 42 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/proctor

Wiktionary:

proctorship | proctorships [plural]

The post or office of proctor. (6 of 7 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/proctorship

Wikipedia:

Billet

a term for living quarters to which a soldier is assigned to sleep. Historically, it referred to a private dwelling that was required to accept the soldier. Soldiers are generally billeted in barracks or garrisons when not on combat duty, although in... (42 of 827 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Billet

Billet (disambiguation)

the place where a person is assigned to sleep. Billet may also refer to: Billet (semi-finished product), a semi-finished cast or rolled product | Billet (tack), the straps on an English saddle to which the girth is buckled | Bar stock or billet |... (41 of 136 words, 9 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Billet (disambiguation)

Columbia Encyclopedia:

croaker | sea mink | sea trout | corbina | drum | spot | whiting

member of the abundant and varied family Sciaenidae, carnivorous, spiny-finned fishes including the weakfishes, the drums, and the whitings. The ... (20 of 327 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0814069​.html

Random House Dictionary:

billet | billeted [past tense] | billeting [present participle] | thumbpiece [synonym, sense-specific]

lodging for a soldier, student, etc., as in a private home or nonmilitary public building. | [military] an official order, written or verbal, ... (22 of 247 words, 16 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/billet

Britannica Encyclopedia:

position [prosody]

in Greek or Latin prosody, the condition of having a short vowel followed by two consonants or a double consonant, which makes its syllable long. Such ... (26 of 64 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/471774​/position

Cambridge Dictionary:

billet

a place for especially soldiers to stay in for a short time (12 of 42 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/billet

Macmillan British Dictionary:

billet [countable] | billets [plural]

a place, usually someone's house, that soldiers live in temporarily, especially during a war (14 of 39 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/billet

billet [transitive, verb] | billeted [past tense] | billeting [present participle] | billets [3rd-person singular present]

to put soldiers in a billet (6 of 35 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/billet 5

Encarta Dictionary:

billet [entry 1] | billets [plural] | billeted [past tense] | billeting [present participle]

a private home or a guest house providing temporary accommodations for people in the armed forces | an official order to a householder to provide ... (24 of 155 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861590494​/definition​.html  [offline]

billet [entry 2] | billets [plural]

a short thick piece of wood, especially firewood | a metal bar or block with a simple shape that requires further working | one of a series of short, ... (27 of 76 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861590495​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

proctorship

Origin: proctor + -ship

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/proctorship

-ship

Origin: Middle English -shippe, from Old English -sciepe ("state"), -scipe, from Proto-Germanic *-skapiz. Compare West Frisian -skip, Dutch -schap, German -schaft, Danish -skab.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-ship

Online Etymology:

proctor

First use: late 14th century

Origin: contraction of procurator (late 13th century), "official agent of a church or holy order", from Old French procuratour (13th century), ... (23 of 31 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=proctor

American Heritage Dictionary:

proctor | proctored [past tense] | proctoring [present participle] | proctors [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English procutor, proctour, university officer, manager, from procuratour; see "procurator".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/proctor

Merriam-Webster:

proctor

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English procutour procurator, proctor, alteration of procuratour

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/proctor

New World Dictionary:

proctor

Origin: Middle English proketour, contraction from procuratour: see "procurator"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/proctor

Collins Dictionary:

proctor

First use: 14th century

Origin: syncopated variant of procurator

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/proctor

Oxford Dictionary:

proctor

Origin: late Middle English: contraction of "procurator"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/proctor

Encarta Dictionary:

proctor | proctors [plural] | proctored [past tense] | proctoring [present participle]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Contraction of procurator

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861736742​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

Proctorship

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Proctorship"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Proctorship"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Proctorship

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

proctorship

Audio: North American pronunciation of "proctorship"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=procto​09 word=proctorship

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