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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.
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1. (Commerce) a board of directors
2. (Professions) Also: directorship the position of director
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di•rec•to•rate(dɪˈrɛk tər ɪt, daɪ-)
1. the office of a director.
2. a body of directors.
[1830–40; < French directorat < Late Latin dīrēctor director]
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|Noun||1.||directorate - 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
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