in·​spec·​tor·​ate | \ in-ˈspek-t(ə-)rət How to pronounce inspectorate (audio) \

Definition of inspectorate

1 : the office, position, work, or district of an inspector
2 : a body of inspectors

Examples of inspectorate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the same time, the inspectorate believes there is no radioactive threat to people outside of a buffer zone intended to protect communities from radioactive waste sites. NBC News, 26 Feb. 2022 Now those personnel are pinned down until the offensive at their location ends, the inspectorate said. NBC News, 26 Feb. 2022 Urgent consultation between the Dutch health ministry, the health inspectorate, GGD, and Breathomix brought clarification a week later. Jop De Vrieze, Science | AAAS, 17 May 2021 All the victims were in the intensive care unit of Constanta’s Hospital for Infectious Diseases, said Constantin Amarandei, head of the city’s emergency inspectorate., 1 Oct. 2021 The treaty should establish independent mechanisms, like an inspectorate authorized to enter countries’ territory, to investigate outbreaks and provide truthful reporting. Lawrence Gostin, Forbes, 20 May 2021 The health inspectorate agreed there were no fundamental issues, and De Vries says the company and GGD are working to improve the testing process. Jop De Vrieze, Science | AAAS, 17 May 2021 Coates, Australia's Olympic chief, and head of the International Olympic Committee's inspectorate for the Games attended an annual general meeting of the Australian Olympic Committee in Sydney Saturday. Sandi Sidhu, CNN, 9 May 2020 In some cases, other agencies have been into a facility and were able to get information from other inspectorates. Ed Silverman, STAT, 24 Apr. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of inspectorate

1762, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Inspectorate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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