/ ɑːmbədzmən /
Množina reči ombudsman je ombudsmen.
A government appointee who investigates complaints by private persons against the government.
commissioner appointed by a legislature to investigate complaints by private citizens against government officials or agencies.
Official who acts on behalf of the private citizen in investigating complaints against the government. The post is of Scandinavian origin; it was introduced in Sweden 1809, Denmark 1954, and Norway 1962, and spread to other countries from the 1960s.
Hawaii was the first state to appoint an ombudsman 1967.