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Meaning of INSPECTOR

Pronunciation:  in'spektur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an investigator who observes carefully; "the examiner searched for clues"
  2. [n]  a high ranking police officer

INSPECTOR is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: examiner
 See Also: bank examiner, canvasser, checker, investigator, officer, police officer, policeman, scrutineer, scrutiniser, scrutinizer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*spect"or\, n. [L.: cf. F. inspecteur.]
One who inspects, views, or oversees; one to whom the
supervision of any work is committed; one who makes an
official view or examination, as a military or civil officer;
a superintendent; a supervisor; an overseer.

{Inspector general} (Mil.), a staff officer of an army, whose
   duties are those of inspection, and embrace everything
   relative to organization, recruiting, discharge,
   administration, accountability for money and property,
   instruction, police, and discipline.

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