from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An officer with general investigative powers within a civil, military, or other organization.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An officer charged with the oversight of some system of inspection, as that of an army, a class of public works or of machinery, etc.
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- noun a
senior officialresponsible for inspecting conformance to the standards in a civilor military organization
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a military officer responsible for investigations
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