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English definition of “watchdog”

watchdog

noun [C]     /ˈwɒtʃdɒɡ/ SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
an official organization that is responsible for checking that companies obey particular rules and laws so that the standard of the products or services they provide is acceptable : government/independent/official watchdog The government created an independent watchdog to monitor the rising overseas aid budget . a competition / market watchdog a pollution / safety watchdog a watchdog agency / group / organization → See also consumer watchdog
(Definition of watchdog noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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