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EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Swedish ombudsman, from Old Norse umboðsmaðr.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɒmbədzmən/
  • (US, Canada) IPA(key): /ˈɑmbədzmən/
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NounEdit

ombudsman (plural ombudsmen)

  1. An appointed official whose duty is to investigate complaints, generally on behalf of individuals such as consumers or taxpayers, against institutions such as companies and government departments.
  2. A designated internal mediator in an organization whose duty is to assist members with conflict resolution and other problems and to serve as an independent consultant to recommend changes to policies or procedures to improve organization effectiveness, efficiency, and humaneness.

Usage notesEdit

  • This term is derived from Swedish, in which language the suffix -man is not always gender-specific. Nevertheless, the words ombudsperson, ombud, and ombudswoman have been coined to remedy the perceived gender-specificity of ombudsman in English.

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CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English ombudsman, borrowed from Swedish ombudsman, from Old Norse umboðsmaðr.

NounEdit

ombudsman

  1. an ombudsman

CzechEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Swedish ombudsman, from Old Norse umboðsmaðr.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ombudsman m

  1. ombudsman

DutchEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Swedish ombudsman, from Old Norse umboðsmaðr.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ombudsman m (plural ombudsmannen, diminutive ombudsmannetje n)

  1. ombudsman

Derived termsEdit


FrenchEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Swedish ombudsman, from Old Norse umboðsmaðr.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɔm.byds.man/, /ɔ̃.byds.mɑ̃/

NounEdit

ombudsman m, f (plural ombudsmans)

  1. An appointed official within an organization whose duty is to investigate complaints against that organization by its customers, taxpayers, and sometimes employees, and often to act as a consultant to improve services and processes.

Usage notesEdit

  • In Quebec, the office in government services is called protecteur du citoyen. A similar office in France is that of the médiateur, though its precise functions differ.

PortugueseEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Swedish ombudsman, from Old Norse umboðsmaðr.

NounEdit

ombudsman m (plural ombudsmen or ombudsmans or ombudsman)

  1. ombudsman (official who investigates complaints)

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English ombudsman, from Swedish ombudsman, from Old Norse umboðsmaðr.

NounEdit

ombudsman m (plural ombudsmani or ombudsmeni)

  1. ombudsman

DeclensionEdit

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Swedish ombudsman, from Old Norse umboðsmaðr.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ombùdsman m (Cyrillic spelling омбу̀дсман)

  1. ombudsman

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SpanishEdit

NounEdit

ombudsman m, f (plural ombúdsmanes)

  1. ombudsman

SwedishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

ombud +‎ man. The origin of the word is found in Old Norse umboðsmaðr and the word “umbuds man”, meaning representative. The first preserved use in Swedish is from 1552.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɔm.bʉːdsˌman/

NounEdit

ombudsman c

  1. ombudsman

DeclensionEdit

Declension of ombudsman 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative ombudsman ombudsmannen ombudsmän ombudsmännen
Genitive ombudsmans ombudsmannens ombudsmäns ombudsmännens

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TurkishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From English ombudsman, from Swedish ombudsman, from Old Norse umboðsmaðr.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ombudsman (definite accusative ombudsmanı, plural ombudsmanlar)

  1. ombudsman

DeclensionEdit

Inflection
Nominative ombudsman
Definite accusative ombudsmanı
Singular Plural
Nominative ombudsman ombudsmanlar
Definite accusative ombudsmanı ombudsmanları
Dative ombudsmana ombudsmanlara
Locative ombudsmanda ombudsmanlarda
Ablative ombudsmandan ombudsmanlardan
Genitive ombudsmanın ombudsmanların
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
1st singular ombudsmanım ombudsmanlarım
2nd singular ombudsmanın ombudsmanların
3rd singular ombudsmanı ombudsmanları
1st plural ombudsmanımız ombudsmanlarımız
2nd plural ombudsmanınız ombudsmanlarınız
3rd plural ombudsmanları ombudsmanları
Predicative forms
Singular Plural
1st singular ombudsmanım ombudsmanlarım
2nd singular ombudsmansın ombudsmanlarsın
3rd singular ombudsman
ombudsmandır
ombudsmanlar
ombudsmanlardır
1st plural ombudsmanız ombudsmanlarız
2nd plural ombudsmansınız ombudsmanlarsınız
3rd plural ombudsmanlar ombudsmanlardır