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watchdog

Colloquial term for a voluntary or professional overseer of a service or service provider.
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Several of them sued when the watchdog published adverse judgments, claiming it had no jurisdiction over them.
One of the worst reasons for the poor performance of higher institutions is the absence of surveillance by an academic watchdog.
The watchdogs said that from January to March this year, the Israeli government pushed forward plans for 674 housing units in settlements in occupied Palestinian territory, considered illegal under international law, despite its declared planning freeze, Ma'an reported.
David Kelly, 13, from Jesmond said: "Watchdogs is also my favourite.
Further, watchdogs also want more regular checks to ensure banks do not manipulate figures.
He urged watchdogs to submit their visa applications within a reasonable period for administrative authorities to take necessary procedures.
But overall watchdogs found 99.78 per cent of samples taken from domestic taps passed the tests.
That's where WatchDOG dads--or Dads of Great Students--lend a hand to improve school security and serve as role models.
Foreign terrorist threats come and go, but for the leftist "watchdogs" the real enemy is always the same.
Travellers using Cardiff Airport could soon have a watchdog to fight their corner and help secure compensation for delays or lost luggage.
EU watchdogs said the list of passengers' personal data to be passed on to the United States should be narrowed down and its use limited to terrorism and related crimes.