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intendant

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noun in·ten·dant \-dənt\

Definition of intendant

  1. :  an administrative official (as a governor) especially under the French, Spanish, or Portuguese monarchies



Origin and Etymology of intendant

French, from Middle French, from Latin intendent-, intendens, present participle of intendere to intend, attend


First Known Use: 1652


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