inspectorship

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n inspectorship the office of inspector
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Inspectorship The district embraced by an inspector's jurisdiction.
    • Inspectorship The office of an inspector.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n inspectorship The office of an inspector; the district embraced under the jurisdiction of an inspector.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Inspectorship the office of an inspector
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. inspectāre, freq. of inspicĕre, inspectumin, into, specĕre, to look.

Usage

In literature:

This is end of Thursday; and, indeed, of M. de Malseigne's Inspectorship, which has lasted some fifty hours.
"The French Revolution" by Thomas Carlyle
He is a perfect dear and I am awfully glad he has got that Inspectorship.
"The Major" by Ralph Connor
You must get a militia regiment, or inspectorship of militia.
"The Short Works of George Meredith" by George Meredith
He tried to smooth the edge off the thing by promising me an inspectorship within the year.
"The Valley of Silent Men" by James Oliver Curwood
Well, for my part, I say that he ought to accept this inspectorship.
"The Fat and the Thin" by Emile Zola
And, if they are few now, they were still fewer during the thirty-five years of Arnold's Inspectorship.
"Matthew Arnold" by G. W. E. Russell
Then he died, and Mrs. Wilson was deservedly appointed to a custom-house inspectorship by the American Government.
"The Girl's Own Paper, Vol. VIII: No. 356, October 23, 1886." by Various
An Inspectorship's no great matter to a politician, you know.
"Half a Hero" by Anthony Hope
Had Governor Seward known, in 1838, that Mr. Greeley coveted an inspectorship, he certainly would have received it.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
I felt I had succeeded as regarded the inspectorship of stores.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
He tried to smooth the edge off the thing by promising me an inspectorship within the year.
"The Valley of Silent Men" by James Oliver Curwood
You know, he has his inspectorship now.
""Persons Unknown"" by Virginia Tracy
It just happened that it was the very day on which the appointment of the inspectorship was to be brought before the senate.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. I (of VI), "Venetian Years" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
During the first year of Steuben's inspectorship less than twenty muskets were lost.
"The American Revolution" by John Fiske
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