directorate

noun
di·​rec·​tor·​ate | \ də-ˈrek-t(ə-)rət How to pronounce directorate (audio) , dī- \

Definition of directorate

1 : the office of director
2a : a board of directors (as of a corporation)
b : membership on a board of directors
3 : an executive staff (as of a department)

Examples of directorate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On April 1, India’s aviation watchdog, the directorate general of civil aviation (DGCA) allowed carriers to use passenger planes to ferry cargo as part of the government’s Lifeline Udan initiative. Niharika Sharma, Quartz India, "Even in trying times, India’s private airlines take part in coronavirus relief," 7 Apr. 2020 Till then, the lender had been regularly making headlines for all the wrong reasons—corporate governance mess, raids by the enforcement directorate on the promoter’s premises, and erosion of capital. Vatsal Bhandari, Quartz India, "Yes Bank crisis may be over for its depositors but India’s banking sector won’t recover soon," 16 Mar. 2020 That growth helps soften the blows to NSF’s six traditional research directorates in the 2021 request. Jeffrey Mervis, Science | AAAS, "How Congress could reverse cuts in Trump’s budget request for NSF," 13 Feb. 2020 The pandemic response team was formalized into a directorate in 2016 under President Obama. Emily Baumgaertner, Los Angeles Times, "Trump administration is battling coronavirus without a war room," 6 Apr. 2020 Kirchhoff’s report led to the creation of a National Security Council directorate to focus strictly on biosecurity and health issues in the case of a pandemic. Tim Pearce, Washington Examiner, "'Crimson Contagion': Trump administration ran pandemic simulation months before coronavirus hit," 19 Mar. 2020 But by then the directorate had been dismantled by the Trump administration. Emily Baumgaertner, Los Angeles Times, "Trump administration is battling coronavirus without a war room," 6 Apr. 2020 Gudnason used Europe's official Early Warning and Response System, the directorate confirmed in an email. Denise Hruby For Cnn, CNN, "How an Austrian ski resort helped coronavirus spread across Europe," 24 Mar. 2020 In 2018, Trump and then-national security adviser John Bolton eliminated the directorate. Tim Pearce, Washington Examiner, "'Crimson Contagion': Trump administration ran pandemic simulation months before coronavirus hit," 19 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of directorate

1837, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Directorate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/directorate. Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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directorate

noun
How to pronounce directorate (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of directorate

: a group of managers who control a company or corporation : a board of directors
: a group of people who are in charge of a program or department

directorate

noun
di·​rec·​tor·​ate | \ də-ˈrek-tə-rət, dī- How to pronounce directorate (audio) \

Legal Definition of directorate

1 : a board of directors (as of a corporation)
2 : membership on a board of directors

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