Meaning of “inspectorate” in the English Dictionary

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"inspectorate" in British English

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inspectoratenoun [ C ]

uk /ɪnˈspek.tər.ət/ us /ɪnˈspek.tər.ət/ mainly UK

an official organization that sends inspectors to visit places and organizations in order to make certain they are in good condition and that the rules are being obeyed:

the education/pollution/schools inspectorate

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

"inspectorate" in Business English

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inspectoratenoun [ C ]

uk /ɪnˈspektərət/ us

an official organization that sends inspectors to visit places and organizations in order to make certain that things are being done correctly and that the rules are being obeyed:

He said that the railway inspectorate were carrying out an investigation into the causes of the disaster.

(Definition of “inspectorate” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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