Definitions for: Examen


[n] a critical study (as of a writer's work)
[n] examination of conscience (as done daily by Jesuits)



Webster (1913) Definition: Ex*a"men, n. [L., the tongue of a balance, examination;
for exagmen, fr. exigere to weigh accurately, to treat: cf.
F. examen. See Exact, a.]
Examination; inquiry. [R.] ``A critical examen of the two
pieces.'' --Cowper.

Synonyms: examination

See Also: criticism, critique, introspection, self-contemplation, self-examination

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