inspect
in·spect vt
1: to view closely and critically
2: to examine officially
inspect the facility for code violations
vi: to make an inspection

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

inspect
index audit, canvass, consider, discern (detect with the senses), examine (study), frisk, investigate, monitor, notice (observe), observe (watch), overlook (superintend), patrol, peruse, probe, research, review, scrutinize, search, study, survey (examine)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


inspect
v.
To examine closely, looking for defects and quality, often done to make sure the object meets some official standard; to scrutinize.
n.
inspection

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


inspect
When a party formally discloses a document in civil proceedings, by stating that it exists or has existed, his opponent has the right to inspect the document, unless the disclosing party claims a right or duty to withhold inspection. Inspection means physically looking at the original document, calling for a copy and agreeing to pay the supplying party's reasonable copying costs, or both physically inspecting and then seeking copies of some or all of that material.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

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