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 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 But an immediate follow-up investigation by Ofsted, the schools inspectorate, found no evidence of broader hardline views or extremism. The Economist, 24 Oct. 2019 The inspectorate has called for drug-treatment policy to be the same across the prison estate. The Economist, 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of inspectorate

1762, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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31 May 2021

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“Inspectorate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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