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om·buds·man

 (ŏm′bŭdz′mən, -bədz-, -bo͝odz′-)
n.
1. A man who investigates complaints and mediates fair settlements, especially between aggrieved parties such as consumers or students and an institution or organization.
2. A government official, especially in Scandinavian countries, who investigates citizens' complaints against the government or its functionaries.

[Swedish, from Old Norse umbodhsmadhr, deputy, plenipotentiary : umbodh, commission (um, about, around, all over; see ambhi in Indo-European roots + bodh, command; see bheudh- in Indo-European roots) + madhr, man; see man- in Indo-European roots.]

om′buds′man·ship′ n.

ombudsman

(ˈɒmbʊdzmən)
n, pl -men
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a commissioner who acts as independent referee between individual citizens and their government or its administration
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Britain) an official, without power of sanction or mechanism of appeal, who investigates complaints of maladministration by members of the public against national or local government or its servants. Formal names: Commissioner for Local Administration, Health Service Commissioner or Parliamentary Commissioner See also Financial Ombudsman
[C20: from Swedish: commissioner]

om•buds•man

(ˈɒm bədz mən, -ˌmæn, -bʊdz-, ˈɔm-, ɒmˈbʊdz-, ɔm-)

n., pl. -men (-mən, -ˌmɛn)
1. a public official, esp. in Scandinavian countries, who investigates complaints by private citizens against government agencies or officials.
2. a person who investigates and resolves complaints, as from employees or students.
[1910–15; < Swedish: legal representative]
om′buds•man•ship`, n.

ombudsman

an individual charged with the duty of investigating and redressing the sources of complaints lodged by private citizens against businesses, institutions, and officials.
See also: Occupations
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ombudsman - a government appointee who investigates complaints by private persons against the governmentombudsman - a government appointee who investigates complaints by private persons against the government
investigator - someone who investigates
Translations
ombudsman
ombudsmand
ombudsmanállampolgári jogok országgyûlési biztosa
umboîsmaîur
ombudsmenasparlamento kontrolierius
ombudsman
ombudsman
dert dinleyicişikâyet memuru

ombudsman

[ˈɒmbʊdzmən] N (ombudsmen (pl)) → defensor m del pueblo
OMBUDSMAN
Se conoce con el nombre de ombudsman al funcionario encargado de investigar las quejas de los ciudadanos contra una institución determinada. En el Reino Unido, el ombudsman que se ocupa de los casos de administración fraudulenta en los ministerios del gobierno, el NHS y otros organismos institucionales es el Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration. Su jurisdicción se limita al área administrativa del gobierno, pero no afecta a su política o legislación. Otros ombudsmen se nombran para estudiar las quejas que provienen de los clientes de instituciones financieras, como por ejemplo el Banking ombudsman, el Building Societies ombudsman o el Insurance Ombudsman. En Estados Unidos, los ombudsmen llevan a cabo labores similares de investigación de instituciones, tanto en el sector público como en el privado.

ombudsman

[ˈɒmbʊdzmən] nmédiateur m de la République, protecteur m du citoyen (Québec)

ombudsman

n pl <-men> → Ombudsmann m

ombudsman

[ˈɒmbʊdzmən] n (-men (pl)) → difensore m civico

ombudsman

(ˈombudzmən) noun
an official appointed to look into complaints especially against a government.

ombudsman

n ombudsman mf, empleado -da mf del hospital que maneja disputas entre pacientes y personal
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