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scrutiny

a. (in the early Christian Church) a formal testing that catechumens had to undergo before being baptized
b. a similar examination of candidates for holy orders
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In regard to politics and even religion he evidently shared the opinion, bred in many of his contemporaries by the wasteful strife of the previous generations, that beyond a few fundamental matters the good citizen should make no close scrutiny of details but rather render loyal support to the established institutions of the State, by which peace is preserved and anarchy restrained.
Benassis himself, after a close scrutiny of the dull eyes and corpse-like face, gently took the cretin's hand and felt his pulse.
The leaden hue that altered his yellow complexion in a moment, the sudden rigidity of all his features, the furtive scrutiny of his cold grey eyes, the motionless stillness of him from head to foot told their own tale.
Pesca immediately raised the large opera-glass to his eyes, and moved it slowly all round the upper part of the theatre, searching for his pupils with the most conscientious scrutiny.
Kirklees Council is looking for residents to join scrutiny panels as co-opted members.
That principle requires courts to apply the same strict scrutiny to racial classifications designed to benefit racial minorities--such as affirmative action policies--as they do to laws invidiously discriminating against them.
Global Banking News-March 31, 2015--US regulators intensify scrutiny of bank boards
Sir Bob also proposes to reduce the number of scrutiny committees, perhaps to just three.
Justice Shehzada Mazhar ordered the police to arrest Khan on February 10 and present him before the court to respond to the court's request of releasing a scrutiny date regarding the candidates through articles 62 and 63 and why it was not carried out.
KARACHI -- The scrutiny forms of Intermediate (premedical, preengineering, sciencegeneral, commerce regular & private, Arts regular & private and Home Economics), supplementary examination 2014, can be submitted from January 22 to February 23.
The Tories and Lib Dems had been outraged at the plan for Labour to chair scrutiny committees, which are intended to probe policies.