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superintendent

noun su·per·in·ten·dent \-dənt\

: a person who directs or manages a place, department, organization, etc.

: a high rank in a police department or a person who has this rank

: a person who is in charge of cleaning, maintaining, and repairing a building

Full Definition of SUPERINTENDENT

:  one who has executive oversight and charge
superintendent adjective
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Examples of SUPERINTENDENT

  1. <the office of the superintendent of parks issues camping permits>

Origin of SUPERINTENDENT

Medieval Latin superintendent-, superintendens, from Late Latin, present participle of superintendere
First Known Use: 1554

Other Job Terms

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SUPERINTENDENT Defined for Kids

superintendent

noun su·per·in·ten·dent \ˌsü-pər-in-ˈten-dənt\

Definition of SUPERINTENDENT for Kids

:  a person who looks after or manages something (as schools or a building)
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