ombudsman ombudsman  /ˈɑmbədz mən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a government appointee who investigates complaints by private persons against the government

Usage(s):

  1. Obama's new media boss, Joe Rospars, left, huddles with ombudsman Gray Brooks at campaign headquarters in Chicago.
  2. The Internet is a two-way superhighway, and every Power Line reader is also a Power Line writer, stringer, ombudsman and editor at large.
  3. Sweden's current ombudsman, Alfred Bexelius, 63, is a unique national mediator who serves the public by prodding laggard civil servants.

News

  1. Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime Releases its 2011-2012 Annual Report in its Fifth Successful Year ...

    The Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime today released its 2011-2012 Annual Report, outlining the recommendations, key achievements and activities of the Office in its work to assist victims ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Ombudsman information meeting for elderly, adults with disabilities

    There will be an information meeting to explain the role of an ombudsman for area residents who qualify for the Family Care, Partnership or IRIS programs. These programs provide long-term care for elderly and adults with disabilities.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Marshfield News Herald

  3. Canada's Taxpayers' Ombudsman Expands Reach to Taxpayers With Launch of Twitter Account

    Canada's Taxpayers' Ombudsman, Mr. J. Paul Dube, launches his Office's Twitter account, expanding his reach to stakeholders.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

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Quotes

  1. "Small businesses are often wedged between rules for individuals and rules for businesses because effectively they are so often individuals in business," Mr Abbott said. "This new ombudsman will be a policy advocate ...... and will also be...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Tony Abbott Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "The Ombudsman will not be able to come to conclusions about failures in our child protection system because he is confined to looking at about 25 deaths a year," Ms Goward said.
    on Mar 5, 2009 By: Pru Goward Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. Sinn Fein's Gerry Kelly said: "The way in which the office of the police ombudsman has conducted this report reflects badly on them. There is now a job to rebuild public confidence in their work. This needs to start with the production of a report...
    on Jul 9, 2010 By: Gerry Kelly Source: BBC News

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