An official appointed to investigate individuals' complaints against maladministration, esp. that of public authorities
a government appointee who investigates complaints by private persons against the government
An ombudsman (conventional English plural: ombudsmen) is a person who acts as a trusted intermediary between an organization and some internal or external constituency while representing the broad scope of constituent interests. ...
Ombudsman was a Canadian television programme which sought to investigate and resolve disputes between people and government or business systems. When the series began, government ombudsman offices were only available in a few Canadian provinces. ...
An appointed official whose duty is to investigate complaints, generally on behalf of individuals such as consumers or taxpayers, against institutions such as companies and government departments; A designated internal mediator in an organization whose duty is to assist members with conflict ...
The ombudsman program is a public/government/community-supported program that advocates for the rights of all residents in 24-hour long-term care facilities. ...
An independent official to whom grievances can be aired, free of charge.
A public official or representative appointed to investigate citizens' complaints against local agencies and programs that may be infringing on the rights of individuals.
The Banking Industry Ombudsman is the avenue through which a customer can make a complain about their bank and have it dealt with independently.
A person who is appointed to look into complaints about a government. Ontario's Ombudsman can look into the actions of many government agencies, including medical facilities and treatment centres.
A public official who is responsible for investigating complaints against the Irish Government or the public service
Originally the popular name (derived from Scandinavia) of the Parliamentary Commissioner appointed under the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 to investigate complaints of administrative action. Ombudsmen have also been appointed in other public and private areas. e.g. in the health service 
An advocate, or supporter, that works to solve problems between an individual and an institution, a program or a company.
an individual who assists and often mediates disagreements for persons having problems with their health care plan. In Connecticut, the Office of the Managed Care Ombudsman can be reached at (860) 297-3989.
A person in a company who is completely independent from a company’s management and provides a safe alternative to employees who seek advice or report misconduct. An ombudsman in general does not conduct investigations or advocate for the company or the individuals. ...
The university ombudsman is a senior faculty member or executive manager who assists members of the MSU community in resolving complaints or concerns confidentially, informally, impartially, and independently.
A person who advocates on behalf of others. In this context, a long-term care ombudsman advocates for residents in an assisted living facility or health care institution. ...
An official, usually appointed, charged with the duty of receiving and investigating public complaints, and directing action thereon by the responsible agency.
An independent, impartial adjudicator of complaints about maladministration in government departments and particular services in the public and private sectors.
in the case of persons unable to care for themselves, such as those with Alzheimers, a person appointed to see that caregivers do not neglect, abuse, or take advantage of those in their care
an official, usually appointed by the government, who has the power to determine complaints reported by individual citizens in the public sector. He or she can be appointed to work on a voluntary basis in some private sector activities.
For help resolving student loan problems after you have tried all other avenues, go to the Ombudsman Website, or call 1-877-557-2575.
The office of EU Ombudsman was established by the Maastricht Treaty in 1992. His role is to deal with EU citizens' complaints of maladministration by EU institutions. He is elected by the European Parliament for a five-year term, which can be renewed. The current ombudsman is Nikiforos Diamandouros.
and advocate, designated by the State Office on Aging, or Area Agency on Aging to promote quality of care in nursing facilities.
Generally speaking, refers to a person who helps investigate and resolve conflicts between parties (See Nursing Home Ombudsman).
Independent body responsible for the investigation of complaints on behalf of consumers.