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inspectorate

[in-spek-ter-it]
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noun
  1. the office or function of an inspector.
  2. a body of inspectors.
  3. a district under an inspector.
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Origin of inspectorate

First recorded in 1755–65; inspector + -ate3
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Examples from the Web for inspectorate

Historical Examples

  • This arrangement came to an end in 1905, greatly to the regret of the inspectorate.

    English Poor Law Policy

    Sidney Webb

  • But the mere development of the inspectorate would not be the only step in the progress of the organisation of Labour Protection.

    The Theory and Policy of Labour Protection

    Albert Eberhard Friedrich Schffle

  • The cleavage in policy between the inspectorate and the president did not at first manifest itself.

  • Some boards of guardians—often on the suggestion of the inspectorate—promptly made use of their new powers.

  • We see all this reflected in the advice and criticisms pressed by the inspectorate on the boards of guardians.


British Dictionary definitions for inspectorate

inspectorate

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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