Meaning of “directorate” in the English Dictionary

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"directorate" in British English

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directoratenoun [ C ]

uk /daɪˈrek.tər.ət/ /dɪˈrek.tər.ət/ us /daɪˈrek.tər.ət/ /dɪˈrek.tər.ət/

a department or organization that is responsible for one particular thing:

the Norwegian fish and game directorate
the directorate of corporate development

(Definition of “directorate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"directorate" in Business English

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directoratenoun [ C ]

uk /dɪˈrektərət/ us

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” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)