|LC control no.||sh 85094681
|Variant(s)||Citizens' defenders (Ombudspersons)
Ombudspersons--Legal status, laws, etc.
|See also||Mediators (Persons)
|Scope note||Here 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 in||Black'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.
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