Definition of directorate in English:

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Pronunciation: /dɪˈrɛkt(ə)rət/
Pronunciation: /dʌɪˈrɛkt(ə)rət/


[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.
2A section of a government department in charge of a particular activity: the Food Safety Directorate
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.

Words that rhyme with directorate

electorate, inspectorate, protectorate, rectorate

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