Origin of inspector
Related Words for inspectordetective, monitor, investigator, auditor, controller, sleuth, overseer, reviewer, tester, scrutinizer, checker, assessor
Examples from the Web for inspector
Contemporary Examples of inspector
Few of us are as clever as my Inspector Morse-loving friend.The Refuseniks Hiding From ‘Happy New Year’
December 31, 2014
Reports of scheduling fraud and wait time cover-ups kept coming after the 2012 inspector general report.Exclusive: Texas VA Run Like a ‘Crime Syndicate,’ Whistleblower Says
May 28, 2014
For this inspector, it's all about the bread and butter: so easy to get wrong, almost impossible to perfect.The Resurgence of British Cuisine
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January 17, 2014
You settle on the price, and then, when the inspector says the roof is pretty much done, you adjust the price accordingly.Let’s All Stop Feeling Sorry for JPMorgan Chase Having to Pay Billions
October 21, 2013
Israeli Inspector General Yahanan Danino sounded a positive note: We have [made] a lot of progress.Why Joint Palestinian-Israeli Police Patrols Are Good for Peace
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August 23, 2013
Historical Examples of inspector
"You'd better be packing your trunk," the Inspector rumbled.
Inspector Burke will tell you how easy it is for me to get it.
Inspector Burke himself filled the void in the halting sentence.
"Yes, Inspector," Mary replied pleasantly, as she advanced into the room.
The Inspector spoke the simple truth as he knew it from years of experience.
- a person who inspects, esp an official who examines for compliance with regulations, standards, etc
- a police officer ranking below a superintendent or chief inspector and above a sergeant
Word Origin and History for inspector
c.1600, "overseer, superintendent," from Latin inspector, agent noun from past participle stem of inspicere (see inspection). As a police ranking between sergeant and superintendent, it dates from 1840. Related: Inspectorial. Of the 18c. feminine formations, inspectrix (1715) is earlier than inspectress (1785).