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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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He finally retired from his inspectorship of schools at the end of April 1886, after thirty-five years of service.
Lionel Trilling describes his acceptance of the school inspectorship, which gave him, among other things, a thorough firsthand acquaintance with the culture of Nonconformity, as a "philosophical gesture" (160).
The interviewees describe a sort of incipient "second economy", in which exchange of goods was illegally pursued through well-established acquaintances in "strategic" places (shops, town-halls, inspectorships, etc.) that would facilitate the life under the last half a decade of state socialism.