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inspector

a police officer ranking below a superintendent or chief inspector and above a sergeant
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Inspector

 

(1) An official in Soviet state institutions, enterprises, and many public organizations in charge of supervision and control over subordinate agencies and persons—for example, finance, school, and sanitation inspectors.

(2) In pre-revolutionary men’s secondary schools, a director’s assistant in charge of studies and discipline—for example, inspectors of classical and commercial secondary schools.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

inspector

[in′spek·tər]
(mining engineering)
One employed to make examinations of and to report upon mines and surface plants relative to compliance with mining laws, rules and regulations, and safety methods.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

inspector

McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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'At least,' said Mr Inspector, with no change of voice or manner,
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