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English definition of “directorate”

directorate

noun [C]     /dɪˈrektərət/
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.
(Definition of directorate noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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