- The definition of a proctor is a person who administers a test and watches over students as they take it, or an officer at a university that is appointed annually to monitor student discipline and handle disciplinary functions.
- A person who is hired to watch students take their SAT test in order to make sure they do not cheat and to announce when time is up is an example of a proctor.
- A person who receives an annual appointment to a disciplinary position at a college and who oversees student disciplinary hearings on academic misconduct and drinking offenses is an example of a proctor.
- Proctor is to administer a test to students.
When you hand out the SAT test to students, keep time and watch over them to make sure they do not cheat, this is an example of a time when you proctor the test.
- a person employed to manage the affairs of another; agent; attorney
- a person who supervises or monitors students, as at an examination
Origin of proctorMiddle English proketour, contr. from procuratour: see procurator
transitive verbproc·tored, proc·tor·ing, proc·tors
Origin of proctorMiddle English procutor, proctour university officer, manager from procuratour ; see procurator .
- (US) A person who supervises students as they take an examination, in the United States at the college/university level; often the department secretary, or a fellow/graduate student.
- (UK) An official at any of several older universities
- (UK, law) A legal practitioner in ecclesiastical and some other courts
(third-person singular simple present proctors, present participle proctoring, simple past and past participle proctored)