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inspectorate

[in-spek-ter-it] /ɪnˈspɛk tər ɪt/
noun
1.
the office or function of an inspector.
2.
a body of inspectors.
3.
a district under an inspector.
Origin of inspectorate
1755-1765
First recorded in 1755-65; inspector + -ate3
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inspectorate

/ɪnˈspɛktərɪt/
noun
1.
the office, rank, or duties of an inspector
2.
a body of inspectors
3.
a district under an inspector
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