inspector

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From Latin in- + spectāre, to look.

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inspector (plural inspectors)

  1. A person employed to inspect something.
    • 2013 July 19, Peter Wilby, “Finland spreads word on schools”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 6, page 30:
      Imagine a country where children do nothing but play until they start compulsory schooling at age seven. Then, without exception, they attend comprehensives until the age of 16. [] There are no inspectors, no exams until the age of 18, no school league tables, no private tuition industry, no school uniforms. []
  2. (law enforcement) A police officer ranking below superintendent.

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īnspector

  1. first-person singular present passive indicative of īnspectō

References[edit]

  • inspector in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “inspector”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • inspector” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • inspector in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin inspector, probably through French inspecteur. Compare Russian инспе́ктор (inspéktor).

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inspector m (plural inspectori, feminine equivalent inspectoare)

  1. inspector

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Noun[edit]

inspector m (plural inspectores, feminine inspectora)

  1. inspector (male)

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