Definition of directorate in US English:



  • 1treated as singular or plural The board of directors of a company.

    • ‘Conseco has no investment bankers, legal counsel, commercial bankers, or consultants doing business with the company on its board, nor are there any interlocking directorates.’
    • ‘He argues that the ‘mechanisms’ of the holding company and interlocking directorates vertically integrated each of the local industries to the U.S. sugar refining sector.’
    • ‘For instance, interlocking directorates linking firms have been reported to contribute to the spread of corporate acquisitions, poison pills, golden parachutes, and technological innovations.’
    • ‘With that cultural understanding will come a noticeable difference in the way the directorate helps personnel.’
    • ‘Prior research on interlocking directorates has focused on how overlapping board memberships can promote mimetic isomorphism in a population by facilitating the diffusion of individual policies and structures between firms.’
    • ‘In addition, we also controlled for board centrality in the network of interlocking directorates, measured as the natural log of the total number of non-duplicated ties between the focal board and all other boards in the larger sample.’
    • ‘When a corporation's management invites outsiders to sit on its board, it surrenders decision-making authority to them and often creates interlocking directorates with other firms.’
    • ‘The bank had four interlocking directorates with the utility.’
    • ‘Such companies developed elected directorates to enforce their rules, deal with disputes amongst their members, and negotiate with outsiders.’
    • ‘The extensive research on interlocking directorates provides insight into the power dynamic associated with outside board membership.’
    • ‘Though legal, such interlocking directorates are not exactly good corporate governance.’
    • ‘Corporate networks are formed when the directors of some corporations sit on the boards of others, creating interlocking directorates.’
    • ‘Most think that acquisition behavior diffuses through the network of interlocking directorates.’
    committee, council, panel, commission, group, delegation, delegates, trustees, panel of trustees, convocation
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    1. 1.1 A section of a government department in charge of a particular activity.
      ‘the Directorate of Intelligence’
      • ‘Note, the undersigned are from both the CIA's Directorate of Operations and Directorate of Intelligence.’
      • ‘We are no doubt the largest command in the specialist crime directorate.’
      • ‘The charges follow a joint investigation by West Yorkshire police and the Crown Prosecution Service casework directorate.’
      • ‘Three new directorates have been established at the Ministry of Transport and Communications.’
      • ‘The regional directorate has its own press officers, accountants and managers.’
      • ‘The argument being floated by those in favour of the move is that the PRD is just a directorate and not a department of the Government.’
      • ‘He is currently teaching Counterintelligence at a Directorate of Operations training facility.’
      • ‘Such a system should be run by a specially established directorate for government service education within the RF Presidential Administration.’
      • ‘Selection and training of pilot project staff is the responsibility of the Health Department's HIV-Aids directorate.’
      • ‘You have a Deputy Assistant Commander reporting to the Deputy Commissioner in charge of professional standards directorate.’
      • ‘They met the chief of Rousse's regional directorate of the interior on Friday.’
      • ‘The investigation is being carried out by the specialist crime directorate, which deals with high profile and unusual cases.’
      • ‘There has been a certain amount of guidance put out from the diversity directorate.’
      • ‘The Greek government has decided to grant 20 000 euro, the information directorate of the Foreign Ministry said.’
      • ‘He said investigators would await the decision of the directorate of public prosecutions.’
      • ‘Monitoring of these regulations is the responsibility of the occupational health and safety directorate at the Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration.’
      • ‘According to the regional police directorate in Blagoevgrad, the argument about the monastery had started last Easter.’
      • ‘The provincial directorate of public prosecutions declined to prosecute in most of these cases.’
      administration, executive, regime, authority, powers that be, council, leadership, management
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