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directorate

noun [C]     /daɪˈrek.tər.ət/ /dɪ-/
a department or organization that is responsible for one particular thing: the Norwegian fish and game directorate the directorate of corporate developmentBosses, managers and directorsPeople in charge of or controlling other people [+ sing/pl verb] a group of directorsBosses, managers and directorsPeople in charge of or controlling other people
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