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.

Nearby words

  1. inspective,
  2. inspector,
  3. inspector general,
  4. inspector of taxes,
  5. inspector-general, the,
  6. inspectorial,
  7. inspersion,
  8. insphere,
  9. inspirable,
  10. inspiration

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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