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English definition of “inspectorate”

inspectorate

noun [C]     /ɪnˈspektərət/
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.
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