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inspectorate

noun [C] uk   /ɪnˈspek.tər.ət/ mainly UK us  
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 inspectorateSocieties, clubs and organizations
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