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inspectorate

[ in-spek-ter-it ]
/ ɪnˈspɛk tər ɪt /
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noun
the office or function of an inspector.
a body of inspectors.
a district under an inspector.
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Origin of inspectorate

First recorded in 1755–65; inspector + -ate3
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British Dictionary definitions for inspectorate

inspectorate
/ (ɪnˈspɛktərɪt) /

noun
the office, rank, or duties of an inspector
a body of inspectors
a district under an inspector
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