noun, plural om·buds·men [om-buh dz-muh n, -men, -boo dz-, awm-, om-boo dz-muh n, -men, awm-] /ˈɒm bədz mən, -ˌmɛn, -bʊdz-, ˈɔm-, ɒmˈbʊdz mən, -ˌmɛn, ɔm-/.
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Example sentences from the Web for ombudsman
He not only favors New Jersey's civil-unions law, but argued that it should be backed with an ombudsman to enforce it.A Thinner Chris Christie Still Faces Big Political Challenges|Robert Shrum|May 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“If you look at the new media players, not one of them has an ombudsman,” she notes.Washington Post’s Katharine Weymouth Offers the ‘Story Behind the Story’|Eleanor Clift|March 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Post's ombudsman rightly defended his paper's judgement.
Readers who detected it got a chilling confirmation of their suspicions in the December 13 column by Ombudsman Clark Hoyt.
British Dictionary definitions for ombudsman
noun plural -men
Word Origin for ombudsman
Cultural definitions for ombudsman
An official appointed by a government or other organization to investigate complaints against people in authority. This position is designed to give those with less power — the “little people” — a voice in the operation of large organizations.