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ombudsman

División en sílabas: om·buds·man
Pronunciación: /ˈämbədzmən
 
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Definición de ombudsman en inglés:

sustantivo (plural ombudsmen)

An official appointed to investigate individuals' complaints against maladministration, especially that of public authorities.
Example sentences
  • These failures in human communication feature in many of the complaints investigated by the ombudsman's office.
  • To tackle the issue, Wang requested that the city government recruited more consumer ombudsmen to investigate such cases, noting that Taipei has only one consumer ombudsman, while Taipei County has three.
  • Last year, the number of complaints to the pensions ombudsman increased by a third.

Origen

1950s: from Swedish, 'legal representative'.

More
  • There are not many words in English that come directly from Swedish, but this is one of them. In the 1950s we adopted the Swedish word for ‘legal representative’ as a term for an official appointed to investigate individual complaints against companies or the government, though the British Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration, as the office is formally known, dates from 1967.

Words that rhyme with ombudsman

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