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 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, "IOC chief: No 'Plan B' for further delay to Tokyo 2020 Games," 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, "FDA’s Woodcock on authorizing emergency use for hydroxychloroquine: ‘We did the best we could’," 24 Apr. 2020 But an immediate follow-up investigation by Ofsted, the schools inspectorate, found no evidence of broader hardline views or extremism. The Economist, "A formerly Islamic school chain tops the English government’s tables," 24 Oct. 2019 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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“Inspectorate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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