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An examination or investigation; the right to see and duplicate documents, enter land, or make other such examinations for the purpose of gathering evidence.

The inspection of documents relevant to issues in a lawsuit is an important element of discovery.


noun appraisal, ascertainment, careful scrutiny, critical examination, critical viewing, critique, evaluation, examination, exploration, inquest, inventory, observation, perusal, reconnaissance, scrutiny, study, surveillance, survey, trial, visual exxmination
Associated concepts: audit, authority to inspect, inspection for patent or latent defects, inspection of premises, inspeccion of records, on sight inspection, subject to inspection
See also: care, contemplation, cross-questioning, deliberation, diligence, discernment, discovery, examination, experiment, indagation, interrogation, judgment, observation, probe, research, scrutiny, study, supervision, surveillance, test, trial

INSPECTION, comm. law. The examination of certain articles made by law subject to such examination, so that they may be declared fit for commerce. The decision of the inspectors is not final; the object' of the law is to protect the community from fraud, and to preserve the character of the merchandise abroad. 8 Cowen, R. 45. See 1 John. 205; 13 John. R. 331; 2 Caines, R. 312; 3 Caines, R. 207.

INSPECTION, practice. Examination. 2. The inspection of all public records is free to all persons who have an interest in them, upon payment of the usual fees. 7 Mod. 129; 1 Str. 304; 2 Str. 260, 954, 1005. But it seems a mere stranger who has no such interest, has no right, at common law. 8 T. R. 390. Vide Trial by inspection.

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