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n. pl. inspectors general Abbr. IG
An officer with general investigative powers within a civil, military, or other organization.
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n, pl inspectors general
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the head of an inspectorate or inspection system; an officer with wide investigative powers
2. (Military) a staff officer of the military, air, or naval service with the responsibility of conducting inspections and investigations
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|Noun||1.||inspector general - a military officer responsible for investigations|
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
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