inspectorate

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inspectorate (plural inspectorates)

  1. An organized collection of inspectors
    • 2014, A teacher, "Choosing a primary school: a teacher's guide for parents", The Guardian, 23 September 2014:
      What makes a great primary? Let's deal with this one straight away – it isn't what Ofsted says. All the inspectorate has cared about in the past few years is data progression in maths and literacy.
  2. The office of an inspector
  3. The jurisdiction of an inspector