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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Senior Member, Chairman's Inspection and Monitoring Team (CI and MT) along with his team conducted the said annual inspection for the year 2015.
On that particular day, the District Education Officer (DEO) paid a surprise visit to one of the higher secondary schools in our village and as such all the senior officials, if any, deputed to carry out the annual inspection of these schools, became busy in attending to their boss, leaving the teachers of the primary school cluster to carry out the inspection of all the three schools.
The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has responded to parents' concerns regarding giving schools three weeks' notice before annual inspections. The KHDA has explained that the notice period is necessary as it ensures a fair and rigorous inspection.
It added that the the notice of annual inspection signed by Montallana did not categorically prove that an inspection was indeed conducted since there were "misrepresentations" as to the true electrical status of the hotel.
Schedule and complete an annual cleaning if the above items are not included in your roofing contractor's annual inspection. A thorough cleaning, performed at least annually, will more than pay for itself.
Having supplied the existing 12,000kg/hr gas fired boilers, Wellman Robey continue to play a major role in operation on site by carrying out annual inspections through a comprehensive service contract as well as five year GN4 inspections.
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
The "special-focus" homes were selected based on results of their most recent annual inspection and substantiated complaints during the past two years, HCFA explained.
While monitoring procedures can, and in many firms probably will, be performed as part of an annual inspection, they don't have to be.
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.
The Chairman NAB directed Chairman's Inspection and Monitoring Team CI and MT along with his team to conduct Mid Term inspection besides annual Inspection of NAB HQ and all regional NAB's Bureaus of their performance.

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