As verbs the difference between proctor and invigilate
is that proctor
is to function as a proctor while invigilate
is to oversee a test or exam.
As a noun proctor
is a person who supervises students as they take an examination, in the United States at the college/university level; often the department secretary, or a fellow/graduate student.
As an adjective Proctor
is pertaining to the Proctor test, a standardized test measuring soil moisture-density, especially for the requirements of construction projects: Proctor density, Proctor value
As a proper noun Proctor
* proctour (obsolete)
(US) A person who supervises students as they take an examination, in the United States at the college/university level; often the department secretary, or a fellow/graduate student.
(UK) An official at any of several older universities
(British, legal) A legal practitioner in ecclesiastical and some other courts
(obsolete) One appointed to collect alms for those who could not go out to beg for themselves, such as lepers and the bedridden.
* (examination supervisor) invigilator
(US) To function as a proctor.
To manage as an attorney or agent.
- (Bishop Warburton)
To oversee a test or exam.
- Professor Burns will be invigilating over the final examinations to ensure that the students do not cheat.