An ombudsman (//, also US: /- - -/-,, Swedish: [ˈɔ̂mːbʉːdsˌman]) is an official who is usually hired by the government or by parliament. In some countries, an inspector general, citizen activist or other official may have duties similar to those of a national ombudsman. An ombudsman may be appointed by a state, local, or city government.
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