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Definition of "ombudswoman" [ombudswoman]

  • A woman who investigates complaints and mediates fair especially settlements between aggrieved parties such as consumers or students and an institution or 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 "ombudswoman" in a sentence
  • ""The case is shocking," said Maria Luisa Cava del Llano, Spain's ombudswoman."
  • "In early April, National Public Radio's ombudswoman, Alicia Shepard, released the results of her own gender survey in a blog post titled, "Where are the women?""
  • "Kind of like a one-woman blogosphere ombudswoman ..."