inspectorate

noun
in·​spec·​tor·​ate | \in-ˈspek-t(ə-)rət \

Definition of inspectorate 

1 : the office, position, work, or district of an inspector

2 : a body of inspectors

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The inspectorate has called for drug-treatment policy to be the same across the prison estate. The Economist, "Welsh prisons are much harsher than England’s on opioid treatment," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of inspectorate

1762, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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