peruse + -al
perusal (countable and uncountable, plural perusals)
- The act of perusing; studying something carefully.
1913, Robert Barr, chapter 5, Lord Stranleigh Abroad:
- These were business hours, and a feeling of loneliness crept over him, perhaps germinated by his sight of the illustrated papers, and accentuated by an attempted perusal of them.
studying something carefully