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ombudsman

[ om-buh dz-muh n, -man, -boo dz-, awm-, om-boo dz-muh n, -man, awm- ]SEE DEFINITION OF ombudsman

Synonyms for ombudsman

  • authority
  • court
  • critic
  • expert
  • inspector
  • justice
  • referee
  • adjudicator
  • appraiser
  • arbiter
  • assessor
  • bench
  • chancellor
  • conciliator
  • evaluator
  • honor
  • intercessor
  • intermediary
  • interpreter
  • judiciary
  • magistrate
  • marshal
  • moderator
  • negotiator
  • peacemaker
  • reconciler
  • umpire
  • warden
  • justice of peace
  • legal official
  • magister
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WORD ORIGIN

1959, from Swedish ombudsman, literally "commission man" (specifically in reference to the office of justitieombudsmannen, which hears and investigates complaints by individuals against abuses of the state); cognate with Old Norse umboðsmaðr, from umboð "commission" (from um- "around," see ambi-, + boð "command," see bid (v.)) + maðr "man" (see man (n.)).

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