Inspector



[in-spek-ter] /ɪnˈspɛk tər/

noun
1.
a person who .
2.
an officer appointed to .
3.
a police officer usually ranking next below a superintendent.
/ɪnˈspɛktə/
noun
1.
a person who inspects, esp an official who examines for compliance with regulations, standards, etc
2.
a police officer ranking below a superintendent or chief inspector and above a sergeant
n.

c.1600, “overseer, superintendent,” from Latin inspector, agent noun from past participle stem of inspicere (see inspection). As a police ranking between sergeant and superintendent, it dates from 1840. Related: Inspectorial. Of the 18c. feminine formations, inspectrix (1715) is earlier than inspectress (1785).

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