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LC control 85094681
Topical headingOmbudspersons
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Variant(s)Citizens' defenders (Ombudspersons)
Ombudspersons--Legal status, laws, etc.
See alsoMediators (Persons)
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Public officers
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Scope noteHere are entered works on governmental or nongovernmental officials who are appointed to receive, investigate, and report on complaints, which may often involve law-related issues.
Found inBlack's Law Dict., 1999 (Ombudsman: 1. an official appointed to receive, investigate, and report on private citizens' complaints about the government; 2. a similar appointee in a nongovernmental organization (such as a company or university))
American Heritage dict.
Encarta World English dict.
Google search, May 9, 2008 (ombudspersons; ombudspeople; citizens' defenders)