Definition of inspectorate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈspɛktərət/


chiefly British
A body that ensures that the official regulations applying to a particular type of institution or activity are obeyed: the factory inspectorate
More example sentences
  • I believe red tape, bureaucracy, regulations, inspectorates, commissions, quangos, ‘czars’, ‘units’ and ‘targets’ came to help and protect us, but now we need protection from them.
  • Councillors agreed that proposals should be drawn up to ensure the inspectorate communicated with the council on concerns that it had about homes.
  • The secretary of state is clearly alert to the dangers of extra funding being dissipated in non-productive ways, hence the announcement of two new inspectorates to ensure value for money in the health and social care areas.

Words that rhyme with inspectorate

directorate, electorate, protectorate, rectorate

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