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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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Zaman directed CI and MT along with his team to conduct annual inspection of all Regional NAB Bureaus of 2015 so that their performance may please be reviewed on the basis of annual inspection which has stated from January 2016 and annual inspection of Karachi, Rawalpindi, KPK, Sukkar and Lahore have been conducted during January 2016.
I was present in one of these schools and one teacher came there for the annual inspection of that school.
The court, however, ruled that Montallana's duties as electrical division chief included seeing to it that "proper" annual inspections were made.
Routine, annual inspections are critical to mitigating damage.
TO LONDON: Borough police chosen in 1954 to take part in a review in front of the Queen EYES FRONT: The Borough Police annual inspection in 1961
Any or all of the above monitoring procedures can be performed as part of an annual inspection.
Let's assume you hire an electrician to do an annual inspection of the wiring in your camp buildings as part of your checklist to open camp in the spring.
Tenders are invited for Painting of rails, repairs to boundary stones,trolley refuges and other track related works in lieu of GM'S annual inspection in ADEN/Anantapur jurisdiction.
Senior Member Chairman's Inspection and Monitoring Team (CI and MT) informed the meeting that CI and MT was deputed to conduct Annual Inspection of all Regional Bureaus of NAB and all Divisions of NAB Headquarters to review and evaluate their performance for 2015.
LAHORE -- Qamar Zaman Chaudhry Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday visited NAB Lahore Regional Bureau to review its performance on the basis of annual inspection.
TIMERGARA -- District Education Officer Dir Lower Hafiz Muhammad Ibrahim on Thursday said that annual inspection of state run schools in the district would start from Dec 8 and would continue till Dec 17 in order to identify areas of weaknesses in institutions and reform them.
The middle picture shows the 1950 annual inspection - again the mobile section - on parade at St Paul's Street Drill Hall.

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