Inspector In*spect"or, n. [L.: cf. F. inspecteur.] 1. One who inspects, views, or oversees; one to whom the supervision of any work is committed; one who makes an official view or examination, as a military or civil officer; a superintendent; a supervisor; an overseer. [1913 Webster]

2. A police officer, typically holding a rank one below superintendent, and in some cases in charge of several precincts; as, inspector Clousseau is investigating the case. [PJC]

{Inspector general} (Mil.), a staff officer of an army, whose duties are those of inspection, and embrace everything relative to organization, recruiting, discharge, administration, accountability for money and property, instruction, police, and discipline. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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