n.1.A female inspector.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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She served as the Uttar Pradesh Inspectress of Schools before marrying Sir Hopetoun Gabriel Stokes.
Frank left the town in 1937 to join Cardiff City Police and Sheila followed three years later to be an inspectress at the Royal Ordinance Factory.
Thus, France's first inspectresses were true pioneers compared to women in school inspection or prison administration in many other countries.
The special cadre of nursery school inspectresses began with the appointment of Eugenie Chevreau-Lemericer in 1837.
Clark emphasizes that most inspectresses of these first generations were true professionals and, once hired, worked until they reached retirement age, died, or were forced out when the Third Republic, after 1879, removed many appointees of previous regimes.
The Seine inspectresses' successful functioning prompted the inclusion of women in the post-1892 national corps and proved less controversial than the contemporary appointment of women to inspect primary schools or public assistance.