examen [ig-zey-muh n] ExamplesWord Origin noun Ecclesiastical.

  1. an examination, as of conscience.

Origin of examen 1600–10; Latin exāmen swarm of bees, device for weighing, balance *exag-s-men, equivalent to *exag- base of exigere to drive out, inquire into, examine (see exact) + -s-men resultative noun suffix; cf. contaminate Examples from the Web for examen Historical Examples of examen

  • There is a good account of it in Humboldt’s Examen critique, tom.

    The Discovery of America Vol. 1 (of 2)

    John Fiske.

  • Roger North has left us a lively account of one of these processions, in his Examen.

    The Town

    Leigh Hunt

  • It was toward the end of September, the examen philosophicum was near.

    O. T.

    Hans Christian Andersen

  • Wilhelm and Otto had happily passed their examen philosophicum.

    O. T.

    Hans Christian Andersen

  • The Examen, which we call particular, will assist you much in it.

    The Works of John Dryden, Volume XVI. (of 18)

    John Dryden

  • British Dictionary definitions for examen examen noun

    1. RC Church an examination of conscience, usually made daily by Jesuits and others

    Word Origin for examen C17: from Latin: tongue of a balance, from exigere to thrust out, from agere to thrust

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