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Definition of "inspector general" [inspector general]

  • An officer with general investigative powers within a civil, military, or other organization. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "inspector general" in a sentence
  • "In the South Pacific, he worked as inspector general of the Thirteenth Air Force."
  • "Congress also made him inspector general of the army, with powers, according to John Marshall, that amounted to “Imperium in imperio”in preparation for his assumption of a more open command."
  • "The man promoted was Lieutenant Colonel John M. Jones, inspector general of Early's division."