collectorate

collector

[kuh-lek-ter]
noun
1.
a person or thing that collects.
2.
a person employed to collect debts, duties, taxes, etc.
3.
a person who collects books, paintings, stamps, shells, etc., especially as a hobby.
4.
Electricity. a device for accumulating current from contact conductors.
5.
Electronics. an electrode in a transistor or vacuum tube for collecting electrons, ions, or holes.
6.
Metallurgy, promoter ( def 5 ).
7.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Medieval Latin, equivalent to Latin colleg- (variant stem of colligere; see collect1) + -tor -tor

collectorship, collectorate, noun
precollector, noun
subcollector, noun
subcollectorship, noun
undercollector, noun
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collector (kəˈlɛktə)
 
n
1.  a person or thing that collects
2.  a person employed to collect debts, rents, etc
3.  the head of a district administration in India
4.  a person who collects or amasses objects as a hobby
5.  electronics the region in a transistor into which charge carriers flow from the base
 
col'lectorship
 
n

collectorate (kəˈlɛktərɪt)
 
n
the office of a collector in India

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collector
late 14c., from Anglo-Fr. collectour (Fr. collecteur), from L.L. collector, agent noun from colligere (see collect). Fem. form collectress is attested from 1825.
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