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directorate definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a group of persons chosen to govern the affairs of a corporation or other large institution [syn: directorate, board of directors]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1837 1. the office of director 2. a. a board of directors (as of a corporation) b. membership on a board of directors 3. an executive staff (as of a department)

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a board of directors. 2 the office of director.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Directorate Di*rect"o*rate, n. [Cf. F. directorat.] The office of director; also, a body of directors taken jointly.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(directorates) 1. A directorate is a board of directors in a company or organization. (BUSINESS) The Bank would be managed by a directorate of professional bankers. N-COUNT 2. A directorate is a part of a government department which is responsible for one particular thing. ...the Health and Safety Directorate of the EU. N-COUNT: with supp

Moby Thesaurus

board, board of directors, board of regents, board of trustees, bureaucracy, cabinet, cadre, captainship, chairmanship, convenership, council, custody, dictatorship, directorship, directory, executive arm, executive committee, executive hierarchy, foremanship, generalship, governing board, governing body, governorship, guardianship, headship, hierarchy, higher echelons, higher-ups, infrastructure, intendancy, interlocking directorate, leadership, management, managership, mastership, ministry, officialdom, overseership, prelacy, presidency, proctorship, ruling class, ruling classes, sovereignty, steering committee, stewardship, superintendence, superintendency, supervisorship, the Establishment, the administration, the authorities, the brass, the executive, the ingroup, the interests, the people upstairs, the power elite, the power structure, the top, them, they, top brass

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