inspector

noun in·spec·tor \ in-ˈspek-tər \
Updated on: 1 Dec 2017

Definition of inspector

1 : a person employed to inspect something
2 a : a police officer who is in charge of usually several precincts and ranks below a superintendent or deputy superintendent
b : a person appointed to oversee a polling place

inspectorship

play \in-ˈspek-tər-ˌship\ noun

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First Known Use of inspector

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INSPECTOR Defined for English Language Learners

inspector

noun

Definition of inspector for English Language Learners

  • : a person whose job is to inspect something

  • : a police officer who is in charge of several police departments


Law Dictionary

inspector

noun in·spec·tor

legal Definition of inspector

1 : a person employed or authorized to inspect something
2 : a police officer in charge of a number of precincts and ranking below a superintendent or deputy superintendent


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