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directorate

[dih-rek-ter-it, dahy-] /dɪˈrɛk tər ɪt, daɪ-/
noun
1.
the office of a director.
2.
a body of directors.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < French directorat < Late Latin dīrēctor director + French -at -ate3
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directorate

/dɪˈrɛktərɪt; daɪ-/
noun
1.
a board of directors
2.
Also directorship. the position of director
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Word Origin and History for direct orate

directorate

n.

1837, from director + -ate (1).

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