searching, examining ...1893
from Latin scrūtāt-, scrūtārī (to examine, to scrutinize) + -ory
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1893 - see EXAMPLE below
"...Loripont dropped a scrutatory glance through the depths of the too transparent liquid, which glance went down deep into the Father's heart..."
From: Temple Bar: A London Magazine for Town and Country Readers
The Greater Glory
- Maarten Maartens