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late 14c., from Old French inspeccion "inspection, examination" (13c., Modern French inspection), from Latin inspectionem (nominative inspectio) "a looking into," noun of action from past participle stem of inspicere "look at, observe, view; look into, inspect, examine," from in- "into" (see in- (2)) + specere "to look" (see scope (n.1)). Rendered in Old English as onbesceawung. Related: Inspectional.