inspection etymology

English word inspection comes from Latin specio (I observe, watch, look at.)

Detailed word origin of inspection

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
specio Latin (lat) I observe, watch, look at.
inspecto Latin (lat) I observe, look at.
inspectio Latin (lat) Consideration, investigation, contemplation. Inspection, examination.
inspeccion Old French (fro)
inspection English (eng) An organization that checks that certain laws or rules are obeyed.. The act of examining something, often closely.

Words with the same origin as inspection

Descendants of specio
aspect despicable despise despite disrespect disrespectful expect expected expecting inspect inspector respect respected respectful species specific specifically specimen spectacle speculation spice spicy suspect suspicion