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 (dĭ-rĕk′tər-ĭt, dī-)
1. The office or position of a director.
2. A board of directors, as of a corporation.
3. The entire staff of a bureau or department.


(dɪˈrɛktərɪt; daɪ-)
1. (Commerce) a board of directors
2. (Professions) Also: directorship the position of director


(dɪˈrɛk tər ɪt, daɪ-)

1. the office of a director.
2. a body of directors.
[1830–40; < French directorat < Late Latin dīrēctor director]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.directorate - a group of persons chosen to govern the affairs of a corporation or other large institutiondirectorate - a group of persons chosen to govern the affairs of a corporation or other large institution
board - a committee having supervisory powers; "the board has seven members"
staggered board of directors - a board of directors a portion of whose members are elected each year instead of all members being elected annually
management - those in charge of running a business


[daɪˈrektərɪt] N
1. (= post) → dirección f, cargo m de director
2. (= body) → junta f directiva, consejo m de administración


n (= period of office)Dienstzeit fals Direktor; (= board of directors)Aufsichtsrat m
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