watchdog

Definitions

General English

Accounting

  • noun an independent person or organisation whose task is to police a particular industry, ensuring that member companies do not act illegally

Law

  • noun a body which sees that the law is obeyed
  • noun a body which takes note of what official bodies such as government departments or commercial firms are doing to see that regulations are not being abused

Media Studies

  • noun a person or organisation guarding against illegal practices, unacceptable standards or inefficiency

Politics

  • noun a body which watches something, especially government departments, or businesses, to see that regulations are being obeyed
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