ombudsperson

noun
om·​buds·​per·​son | \ ˈäm-ˌbu̇dz-ˌpər-sᵊn How to pronounce ombudsperson (audio) , ˈȯm-, -bədz-; äm-ˈbu̇dz-, ȯm- \
plural ombudspersons or ombudspeople\ ˈäm-​ˌbu̇dz-​ˌpē-​pəl How to pronounce ombudsperson (audio) , ˈȯm-​ , -​bədz-​ ; äm-​ˈbu̇dz-​ , ȯm-​ \

Definition of ombudsperson

: a person who investigates, reports on, and helps settle complaints : ombudsman sense 1

Examples of ombudsperson in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other states, like New Jersey and Washington, already have a corrections ombudsperson, an independent office that can rule on disputes within the department of corrections. Shannon Heffernan, ProPublica, 14 June 2022 Lyudmyla Denisova, Ukraine’s ombudsperson, said 402,000 people, including 84,000 children, have been taken against their will. Celina Tebor, USA TODAY, 25 Mar. 2022 Lyudmyla Denisova, Ukraine’s ombudsperson, said 402,000 people, including 84,000 children, had been taken to Russia. Nebi Qena, Cara Anna, Anchorage Daily News, 25 Mar. 2022 They’d been invited by Rohit Chopra, the student loan ombudsperson of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a federal agency that had opened its doors just four years prior. Rachel M. Cohen, The New Republic, 17 Feb. 2022 His mom even reached out to the ombudsperson of Indiana. Tim Evans, The Indianapolis Star, 24 Feb. 2017 There's no state regulatory agency that could play referee as an ombudsperson does for those living in nursing homes. Sylvia Goodman, The Courier-Journal, 13 Aug. 2021 There's no state regulatory agency that could play referee as an ombudsperson does for those living in nursing homes. Sylvia Goodman, The Courier-Journal, 13 Aug. 2021 There's no state regulatory agency that could play referee as an ombudsperson does for those living in nursing homes. Sylvia Goodman, The Courier-Journal, 13 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of ombudsperson

1972, in the meaning defined above

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18 Jun 2022

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“Ombudsperson.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ombudsperson. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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