Definition of directorate in English:

directorate

Line breaks: dir¦ect¦or|ate
Pronunciation: /dɪˈrɛkt(ə)rət
 
, dʌɪ-/

noun

[treated as singular or plural]
  • 1The board of directors of a company.
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    • 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.
  • 2A section of a government department in charge of a particular activity: the Food Safety Directorate
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    • 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.

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