ombudsman
noun (plural ombudsmen) Etymology: Swedish, literally, representative, from Old Norse umbothsmathr, from umboth commission + mathr man Date: 1959 1. a government official (as in Sweden or New Zealand) appointed to receive and investigate complaints made by individuals against abuses or capricious acts of public officials 2. one that investigates reported complaints (as from students or consumers), reports findings, and helps to achieve equitable settlements • ombudsmanship noun

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  • ombudsman — n. An official in a government or company whose job is to hear, investigate, and remedy complaints. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008. ombudsman a …   Law dictionary

  • ombudsman — [ ɔmbydsman ] n. m. • v. 1960; mot suéd., de ombud « délégué » et man « homme » ♦ Dans les pays scandinaves, Personne chargée de défendre les droits du citoyen face aux pouvoirs publics (cf. Médiateur [en France], protecteur du citoyen [au… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • ombudsman — (n.) 1959, from Swed. ombudsman, lit. commission man (specifically in reference to the office of justitieombudsmannen, which hears and investigates complaints by individuals against abuses of the state); cognate with O.N. umboðsmaðr, from umboð… …   Etymology dictionary

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