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



BrE BrE//ɪnˈspektərət//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈspektərət//
[countable + singular or plural verb](especially British English)
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an official group of inspectors who work together on the same subject or at the same kind of institution The schools inspectorate has/have published a report on science teaching.