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superintendency

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noun, su·per·in·ten·den·cy \-dən(t)-sē\

Definition of superintendency

plural superintendencies

  1. :  the office, post, or jurisdiction of a superintendent; also :  superintendence



Examples of superintendency in a sentence

  1. <superintendency of the polling places is largely carried out by retired citizens>

  2. <currently a faculty member is needed for superintendency of the program>



1598

First Known Use of superintendency

1598


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