Focus on the pronunciation of directorate
English definition of “directorate”
/dɪˈrektərət/ noun [C]
› GOVERNMENT a department or organization that is responsible for one particular thing, especially in government: European sugar beet farmers are being backed by the EU's agricultural directorate. the competition/policy/safety directorate
› WORKPLACE, MANAGEMENT a group of managers who control a company or an organization: In addition to myself we have two other female members of the directorate.