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superintendence

noun su·per·in·ten·dence \-ˈten-dən(t)s\

Definition of SUPERINTENDENCE

:  the act or function of superintending or directing :  supervision

Examples of SUPERINTENDENCE

  1. <under her lax superintendence the company eventually went bankrupt>
  2. <the superintendence of the local music festival is handled jointly by the city and the county>

First Known Use of SUPERINTENDENCE

1603

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