Definition for EX-A'MEN

EX-A'MEN, n. [egza'men; L. examen, the tongue, needle or beam of a balance. It signifies also a swarm of bees. Sp. enxambre, a swarm of bees, a crowd; Port. enxame; It. sciamo; Fr. essaim. From its use in a balance, it came to signify examination.]

Examination, disquisition; inquiry. [Little used.] Brown.

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