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“ombudsman” in British English

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ombudsmannoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɒm.bʊdz.mən/ us /ˈɑːm.bədz.mən/ plural -men uk /-mən/ us

someone who works for a government or large organization 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 large organization 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 /ˈɒmbʊdzmən/ us 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 insurance companies:

A long list 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)