Definition of directorate noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//dəˈrektərət//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dəˈrektərət//
    ; BrE BrE//ˈrektərə//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈrektərə//
    ; BrE BrE//daɪˈrektərə//
    ; NAmE NAmE//daɪˈrektərə//
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  1. 1a section of a government department in charge of one particular activity the environmental directorate
  2. 2the group of directors who run a company He is the longest-standing member of the bank’s permanent directorate.
  3. synonym board (4)
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: directorate