(redirected from inspectorial)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Encyclopedia.

INSPECTOR. The name given to certain officers whose duties are to examine and inspect things over which they have jurisdiction; as, inspector of bark , one who is by law authorized to examine bark for exportation, and to approve or disapprove of its quality. Inspectors of customs are officers appointed by the general government: as to their duties, see Story's L. U. S. vol. 1, 590, 605, 609, 610, 612, 619, 621, 623, 650; ii. 1490, 1516; iii. 1650, 1790.

References in periodicals archive ?
A description of the status visiteurs enjoyed in the French community and examples of their ideologies and inspectorial practices illustrates how a counter-hegemonic consciousness in bilingual school districts was shaped.
Each of our inspectorial staff and field responders performs an important service for the public.
73) Part of the problem arose out of the dislike felt by sheep owners for inspectorial powers when used against themselves; the 1858 committee heard so many outraged protests that it had to conclude that the appointment of Inspectors in the Country Districts has not been found to work satisfactorily'.