Surveillant meaning

sər-vā'lənt
Exercising surveillance.
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One that exercises surveillance.
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A person who watches, observes, or supervises.
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One who watches over another; an overseer; a spy; a supervisor.
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Origin of surveillant

  • French present participle of surveiller to watch over sur- over (from Old French sur–) veiller to watch (from Old French veillier) (from Latin vigilāre) (from vigil watchful weg- in Indo-European roots)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Wiktionary