ombudsman etymology

English word ombudsman comes from Old Norse umboð (Commission.), Old Norse mann

Detailed word origin of ombudsman

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
umboð Old Norse (non) Commission.
mann Old Norse (non)
umboðsmaðr Old Norse (non) Commissary, steward.
ombudsman Swedish (swe) Ombudsman.
ombudsman English (eng) A designated internal mediator in an organization whose duty is to assist members with conflict resolution and other problems and to serve as an independent consultant to recommend changes to policies or procedures to improve organization effectiveness, efficiency, and humaneness.. An appointed official whose duty is to investigate complaints, generally on behalf of individuals such as [...]

Words with the same origin as ombudsman

Descendants of umboð
ombud