in·spec·tion n: a careful and critical examination: as
a: a buyer's examination of goods prior to payment or acceptance esp. in accordance with section 2-513 of the Uniform Commercial Code
b: an examination of articles of commerce to determine their fitness for transportation or sale
c: an investigation of an applicant for insurance
d: an examination or survey of a community, of premises, of a facility, or of a vehicle by an authorized person (as to determine compliance with regulations or susceptibility to fire or other hazards); specif: administrative search at search
e: examination of documents, things, or property for purposes of making discovery for trial

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

I noun appraisal, ascertainment, assessment, careful scrutiny, critical examination, critical viewing, critique, evaluation, examination, exploration, inquest, inquiry, inventory, observation, perusal, reconnaissance, review, scrutiny, study, surveillance, survey, trial, visual examination associated concepts: audit, authority to inspect, inspection for patent or latent defects, inspection of premises, inspection of records, on sight inspection, subject to inspection II index contemplation, cross-questioning, deliberation, diligence (care), discovery, examination (study), indagation, interrogation, judgment (discernment), observation, probe, research, scrutiny, supervision, surveillance, test, trial (experiment)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Acceptance of an offer has legal significance in that it concludes the contract and the other party cannot pull out without agreement or for due cause thereafter. Acceptance and rejection of goods is also significant in a contract in that it signifies that the buyer is happy with the goods and services supplied. A key legal question is addressing when the buyer can be considered to have accepted the goods as being of satisfactory quality. The buyer must (by law) have a reasonable opportunity to inspect or examine the goods before he can be taken to have accepted them.

Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.

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.

n. A detailed examination of objects, such as goods or discovery materials, to determine qualities such as fitness, relevance, or consistency with a prior description.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

An examination or investigation; the right to see and duplicate documents, enter land, or make other such examinations for the purpose of gathering evidence.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

An examination or investigation; the right to see and duplicate documents, enter land, or make other such examinations for the purpose of gathering evidence.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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