expiscation, n.expiscatory /ek spis"keuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj.
/ek"speuh skayt', ek spis"kayt/, v.t., expiscated, expiscating. Chiefly Scot.
to find out by thorough and detailed investigation; discover through scrupulous examination.
[1605-15; < L expiscatus, ptp. of expiscari to fish out. See EX-1, PISCI-, -ATE1]

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