- a person or thing that collects.
- a person employed to collect debts, duties, taxes, etc.
- a person who collects books, paintings, stamps, shells, etc., especially as a hobby.
- Electricity. a device for accumulating current from contact conductors.
- Electronics. an electrode in a transistor or vacuum tube for collecting electrons, ions, or holes.
- Metallurgy. promoter(def 5).
- Energy. solar collector.
Origin of collector
Examples from the Web for collectorate
Some of these branches even now own large estates in that collectorate.Castes and Tribes of Southern India
I was punctual to the minute, and sure enough the tout came with one of the Collectorate clerks.Tales of Bengal
S. B. Banerjea
In the collectorate of Bellary dolmens and other monuments to the number of 2129 have been recorded.Rough Stone Monuments and Their Builders
T. Eric Peet
- the office of a collector in India
- a person or thing that collects
- a person employed to collect debts, rents, etc
- the head of a district administration in India
- a person who collects or amasses objects as a hobby
- electronics the region in a transistor into which charge carriers flow from the base
Word Origin and History for collectorate
late 14c., "gatherer of taxes, etc.," from Anglo-French collectour "collector" (of money or taxes; Old French collector, Modern French collecteur), from Late Latin collector, agent noun from colligere (see collect). Fem. form collectress is attested from 1825.