Definition of ombudsman in English:
noun (plural ombudsmen)
An official appointed to investigate individuals' complaints against maladministration, especially that of public authorities.
- 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.
1950s: from Swedish, 'legal representative'.
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