scrutiny
scru·ti·ny /'skrüt-ən-ē/ n pl -nies: searching study or inquiry; specif: judicial investigation of the constitutionality of a statutory classification of persons under the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution see also intermediate 2, strict scrutiny compare rational basis test

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

scrutiny
I noun analysis, attention, careful examination, close investigation, close look, close search, consideration, critical examination, examination, exploration, indagation, inquest, inquiry, inquisition, inspection, investigation, minute attention, observance, observation, perscrutatio, perusal, probe, research, review, scrutation, search, study, surveillance, survey II index analysis, contemplation, cross-examination, cross-questioning, diligence (care), discovery, examination (study), indagation, inquiry (request for information), inquiry (systematic investigation), inspection, interrogation, investigation, notice (heed), observation, perception, probe, question (inquiry), regard (attention), research, review (official reexamination), surveillance, test, trial (experiment)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


scrutiny
n.
Close observation; critical and thorough examination.
v.
scrutinize

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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