from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The office of an inspector; the district embraced under the jurisdiction of an inspector.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The office of an inspector.
  • noun The district embraced by an inspector's jurisdiction.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The condition of being an inspector; the office of an inspector

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the office of inspector


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inspector +‎ -ship


  • We shall get thee out of the army, appoint thee to the police bureau, and procure for thee an inspectorship of customs; and, in fine, allow thee to move in a better sphere than that in which

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • Unless it is formidably resourced, not likely in the current climate, what we will have, in reality, is a harassed inspectorship scurrying to keep up, and meeting silence and a closing of police ranks at every turn.

    Archive 2005-11-01

  • Striving towards inspectorship, Brian Holmes would find himself working still longer hours.

    Strip Jack

  • Then he died, and Mrs. Wilson was deservedly appointed to a custom-house inspectorship by the American Government.

    The Girl's Own Paper, Vol. VIII: No. 356, October 23, 1886.

  • The tenement labor, which is such an evil in many of our cities and one so impossible to deal with adequately by ordinary inspectorship provision, is not all there is to "home work."

    The Family and it's Members

  • Had Governor Seward known, in 1838, that Mr. Greeley coveted an inspectorship, he certainly would have received it.

    A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3

  • G. Wood appeared in Columbus, and delivered to Foraker the following paper, and received the governor's recommendation for the smoke inspectorship in Cincinnati:

    Recollections of Forty Years in the House, Senate and Cabinet An Autobiography.

  • Morrill was dismissed, but the Board hastened to explain that it was because its finances were too low to allow it to continue the inspectorship at Medora and passed a vote of thanks for Morrill's

    Roosevelt in the Bad Lands

  • Roosevelt ordered Morrill to resign his inspectorship at once.

    Roosevelt in the Bad Lands

  • Stock Commissioners to do away with the inspectorship at Medora, but the Committee, too, was wary of giving offense.

    Roosevelt in the Bad Lands


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