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 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.
Origin of proctor
- Middle English procutor, proctour university officer, manager from procuratour procurator
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition