Meaning of “directorate” in the English Dictionary

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"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)