scru·ti·ny /'skrüt-ən-ē/ n pl -nies: searching study or inquiry; specif: judicial investigation of the constitutionality of a statutory classification of persons under the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution see also intermediate 2, strict scrutiny compare rational basis test
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
analysis, attention, careful examination, close investigation, close look, close search, consideration, critical examination, examination, exploration, indagation, inquest, inquiry, inquisition, inspection, investigation, minute attention, observance, observation, perscrutatio, perusal, probe, research, review, scrutation, search, study, surveillance, survey
analysis, contemplation, cross-examination, cross-questioning, diligence (care), discovery, examination (study), indagation, inquiry (request for information), inquiry (systematic investigation), inspection, interrogation, investigation, notice (heed), observation, perception, probe, question (inquiry), regard (attention), research, review (official reexamination), surveillance, test, trial (experiment)
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n.Close observation; critical and thorough examination.v.scrutinize
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.