directorate

[ dih-rek-ter-it, dahy- ]
/ dɪˈrɛk tər ɪt, daɪ- /

noun

the office of a director.
a body of directors.

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Origin of directorate

1830–40; < French directorat < Late Latin dīrēctor director + French -at -ate3
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British Dictionary definitions for directorate

directorate
/ (dɪˈrɛktərɪt, daɪ-) /

noun

a board of directors
Also: directorship the position of director
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