from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The office or duties of an inspector.
  • noun A staff of inspectors.
  • noun An inspector's district.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The position of an inspector; the duty or work of an inspector.
  • noun A district under the charge or supervision of an inspector; specifically, one of the two larger administrative districts into which western Greenland is divided.
  • noun A body of inspectors or overseers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare Inspectorship.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An organized collection of inspectors
  • noun The office of an inspector
  • noun The jurisdiction of an inspector

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a body of inspectors


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  • The poor salaries in the inspectorate were a major problem, but this was not unique to the department, and better conditions would have to be negotiated through the central bargaining chamber.

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  • Justice's inspectorate, which is now awaiting further evidence from the lawmaker.

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  • The inspectorate is the only competent authority in Bulgaria that can assess the air worthiness of military helicopters and aeroplanes.


  • The inspectorate, which is under the control of the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA), is responsible for ensuring standards at residential settings for children and the elderly.

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  • The inspectorate is the only competent authority in Bulgaria that can assess the air worthiness of military helicopters and aeroplanes.


  • Now the firm has lodged an appeal with the planning inspectorate which is likely to be held in June.


  • In March 1992, he liquidated the Russian tax inspectorate and created his own.

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  • He told the BBC's File on Four that the new inspections are "absolutely shameful, because it reduces the inspectorate to a toothless paper tiger, where nobody is physically going in".

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  • By this point, local agents of the tax inspectorate, police, security service, and procuracy had been coopted by the governors, who supplemented their wages, found them housing, and in practice had a say in local appointments.

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