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"ombudsman" in British English

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ombudsmannoun [C]

uk   /ˈɒm.bʊdz.mən/  us   /ˈɑːm.bədz-/ (plural -men uk   /-mən/ us   )
someone who ​works for a ​government or ​largeorganization and ​deals with the ​complaints made against it: Complaints to the Banking Ombudsman ​grew by 50 ​percent last ​year.
(Definition of ombudsman from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ombudsman" in American English

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ombudsmannoun [C]

 us   /ˈɑm·bʊdz·mən, -bədz-/ (plural -men)
someone who ​works for a ​government or ​largeorganization and ​deals with the ​complaints made against it
(Definition of ombudsman from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"ombudsman" in Business English

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ombudsmannoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈɒmbʊdzmən/ (plural ombudsmen)
GOVERNMENT, FINANCE, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY an ​official who ​deals with the ​complaints made by the ​public against the ​government, or against ​organizations such as ​banks or ​insurancecompanies: A ​longlist of ​complaints was ​submitted to the financial ombudsman. I was ​advised to ​send my ​complaint to the banking ombudsman.
(Definition of ombudsman from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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