perlustration

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From perlustrate.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɜːlʌˈstreɪʃən/

Noun[edit]

perlustration (plural perlustrations)

  1. the action or fact of perlustrating
  2. thorough examination of a document or of correspondence
    • 1962: Yes, after a thorough perlustration of the loot that Andron and Niagarushka had obtained from the Queen's rosewood writing desk (mostly bills, and treasured snapshots, and those silly medals) a letter from the King did turn up — Vladimir Nabokov, Pale Fire

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