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Meaning of "ombudsman" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD OMBUDSMAN

From Swedish: commissioner.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF OMBUDSMAN

ombudsman  [ˈɒmbʊdzmən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OMBUDSMAN

noun
adjective
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ombudsman is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OMBUDSMAN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

ombudsman

Ombudsman

An ombudsman or public advocate is usually appointed by the government or by parliament, but with a significant degree of independence, who is charged with representing the interests of the public by investigating and addressing complaints of maladministration or violation of rights. In some countries an Inspector General, Citizen Advocate or other official may have duties similar to those of a national ombudsman, and may also be appointed by the legislature. Below the national level an ombudsman may be appointed by a state, local or municipal government, and unofficial ombudsmen may be appointed by, or even work for, a corporation such as a utility supplier or a newspaper, for an NGO, or for a professional regulatory body. Whether appointed by a legislature, the executive, or an organization, the typical duties of an ombudsman are to investigate complaints and attempt to resolve them, usually through recommendations or mediation. Ombudsmen sometimes also aim to identify systemic issues leading to poor service or breaches of people's rights.

Definition of ombudsman in the English dictionary

The definition of ombudsman in the dictionary is a commissioner who acts as independent referee between individual citizens and their government or its administration.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OMBUDSMAN


backwoodsman
ˈbækˌwʊdzmən
backwoodsmen
ˈbækwʊdzmən
bandsman
ˈbændzmən
bondsman
ˈbɒndzmən
fieldsman
ˈfiːldzmən
goadsman
ˈɡəʊdzmən
groundsman
ˈɡraʊndzmən
guardsman
ˈɡɑːdzmən
guildsman
ˈɡɪldzmən
headsman
ˈhɛdzmən
herdsman
ˈhɜːdzmən
landsman
ˈlændzmən
lodesman
ˈləʊdzmən
roberdsman
ˈrɒbədzmən
roundsman
ˈraʊndzmən
seedsman
ˈsiːdzmən
swordsman
ˈsɔːdzmən
tidesman
ˈtaɪdzmən
tradesman
ˈtreɪdzmən
woodsman
ˈwʊdzmən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OMBUDSMAN

omber
ombre
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ombrophil
ombrophile
ombrophilous
ombrophobe
ombrophobous
ombu
ombudsmanship
ombudsmen
Omdurman
omega
omega minus
omega-3 fatty acid
omelet
omelet pan
omelette
omelette pan

WORDS THAT END LIKE OMBUDSMAN

backswordsman
bail bondsman
businessman
coastguardsman
Congressman
craftsman
Financial Ombudsman
fraudsman
gadsman
gildsman
huntsman
infieldsman
leadsman
National Guardsman
oddsman
salesman
spokesman
sportsman
synodsman
thirdsman

Synonyms and antonyms of ombudsman in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «ombudsman» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OMBUDSMAN

Find out the translation of ombudsman to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ombudsman from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ombudsman» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

> 调查官
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

defensor del pueblo
570 millions of speakers

English

ombudsman
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लोकपाल
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

أمين المظالم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

омбудсмен
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ombudsman
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ন্যায়পাল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

médiateur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ombudsman
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ombudsmann
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

オンブズマン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

민원 처리 감찰관
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ombudsman
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thanh tra
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆம்பட்ஸ்மன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लोकपाल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

soruşturmacı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

difensore civico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rzecznik Praw Obywatelskich
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

омбудсмен
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ombudsman
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

διαμεσολαβητή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ombudsman
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ombuds
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ombudsmann
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ombudsman

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OMBUDSMAN»

The term «ombudsman» is very widely used and occupies the 23.269 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OMBUDSMAN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ombudsman

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OMBUDSMAN»

Discover the use of ombudsman in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ombudsman and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Righting Wrongs: The Ombudsman in Six Continents
6. Ombudsman in Australia: Dennis Pearce
Roy Gregory, Philip James Giddings, 2000
2
The Ombudsman, Good Governance, and the International Human ...
In addition to the ombudsman community this book will be of interest to practitioners, academics, students and others in the fields of international law, international and domestic human rights law, comparative law, political science and ...
Linda C. Reif, 2004
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The Organizational Ombudsman: Origins, Roles, and Operations ...
This book provides a detailed rationale for the creation of ombudsman offices; suggestions for structuring and documenting an ombudsman program and how to address issues that arise in litigation; a comprehensive presentation of various ...
Charles L. Howard, 2010
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Strengthening Ombudsman and Human Rights Institutions in ...
An edited collection of papers concerned with the provision of support for ombudsman and human rights initiatives in both the Caribbean and other island states.
Victor Ayeni, Hayden Thomas, Linda C. Reif, 2000
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The International Ombudsman Anthology: Selected Writings ...
Introduction / Linda C. Reif.
Linda C. Reif, International Ombudsman Institute, 1999
6
Human Rights Commissions and Ombudsman Offices: National ...
Many offer relevant constitutional and legislative provisions as well. This volume thus forms a unique collection of materials dealing with national human rights commissions and ombudsman offices.
Kamal Hossain, 2000
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The Ombudsman Enterprise and Administrative Justice
This book examines the modern role of the ombudsman within the overall emerging system of administrative justice and makes recommendations as to how PSO should optimize their potential within the wider administrative justice context.
Dr Richard Kirkham, Professor Trevor Buck, Mr Brian Thompson, 2013
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The role of the ombudsman in Nigeria: redress of grievances
This study reviews the Nigerian legal tradition before and after the advent of the British colonial administation.
Bennett Adesegun Odunsi, 2007
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The International Ombudsman Yearbook: 2002. Vol. 6
Challenges Facing the Ombudsman in Ethiopia The low level of development of democracy, the lack of a culture for respect of human rights and the rule of law, and the absence of transparency in administrative affairs in Ethiopia are some of  ...
International Ombudsman Institute, Linda C. Reif, 2004
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Ombudsmen: Public Services and Administrative Justice
The book is intended to provide an accessible description and evaluation of the UK public sector ombudsman system, focussing on the Parliamentary, Health Service and Local Government ombudsmen in England.
Mary Seneviratne, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OMBUDSMAN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ombudsman is used in the context of the following news items.
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Ombudsman drops axe on 'Berdugo' for abduction
The Office of the Ombudsman on Friday approved the filing of kidnapping and serious illegal detention cases—both non-bailable ... «Inquirer.net, Jul 15»
2
Binay asks ombudsman: Why spare Noy on Mamasapano?
MANILA, Philippines - Vice President Jejomar Binay questioned yesterday Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales for exonerating President ... «ABS CBN News, Jul 15»
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Ombudsman, Sandigan justice feuding over 'pork' case
Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang on Friday took potshots at Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales for blaming the ... «Inquirer.net, Jul 15»
4
CBC Ombudsman explains how Rex Murphy can collect speaking …
CBC Ombudsman Esther Enkin was recently asked to review why Murphy wasn't obliged to quit as an honorary patron. The complainant, David ... «Straight.com, Jul 15»
5
Liam Croke: Take care over any submission to the ombudsman
Once you have made the provider aware of your complaint, the point at which the ombudsman's office shall accept the complaint is: Between ... «Limerick Leader, Jul 15»
6
Media Advisory: Ontario Ombudsman to Release Annual Report on …
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 24, 2015) - Ontario Ombudsman Andre Marin will release his annual report for the 2014-2015 fiscal ... «Benzinga, Jul 15»
7
Terror citizenship plan a 'legal fiction', says Ombudsman Colin Neave
But Commonwealth Ombudsman Colin Neave, whose agency exists to keep the government in check, expressed concern over the proposal to ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
8
Accident Compensation Ombudsman Urgently Needed at ACC
New Zealand First is calling for the establishment of an Accident Compensation Ombudsman to stop New Zealanders being unfairly ... «Scoop.co.nz, Jul 15»
9
Ombudsman says it probed Noy's culpability in SAF 44
MANILA, Philippines - President Aquino and officials of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) were probed by the Office of the Ombudsman ... «Philippine Star, Jul 15»
10
Slow 'pork' cases? Sandigan's Tang blasts Ombudsman
Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang on Friday hit the Ombudsman for accusing the antigraft court of delaying the pork ... «Inquirer.net, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Ombudsman [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/ombudsman>. Oct 2020 ».
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