Share this entry

Share this page

directorate

Syllabification: di·rec·to·rate
Pronunciation: /dəˈrekt(ə)rət
 
/

Definition of directorate in English:

noun

[treated as singular or plural]
1The board of directors of a company.
Example sentences
  • Such companies developed elected directorates to enforce their rules, deal with disputes amongst their members, and negotiate with outsiders.
  • Prior research on interlocking directorates has focused on how overlapping board memberships can promote mimetic isomorphism in a population by facilitating the diffusion of individual policies and structures between firms.
  • In addition, we also controlled for board centrality in the network of interlocking directorates, measured as the natural log of the total number of non-duplicated ties between the focal board and all other boards in the larger sample.
1.1A section of a government department in charge of a particular activity: the Directorate of Intelligence
More example sentences
  • Selection and training of pilot project staff is the responsibility of the Health Department's HIV-Aids directorate.
  • You have a Deputy Assistant Commander reporting to the Deputy Commissioner in charge of professional standards directorate.
  • The argument being floated by those in favour of the move is that the PRD is just a directorate and not a department of the Government.

Definition of directorate in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day vicarious
Pronunciation: vɪˈkɛːrɪəs
adjective
experienced in the imagination through another person's feelings…