intendancy

noun

in·​tend·​an·​cy
variants or less commonly intendency
-dənsē,
-si
plural -es
1
: the office, function, or employment of an intendant
also : a body of intendants
2
usually intendency [Spanish intendencia, from intendente] : a district under an intendant

Word History

Etymology

intendancy probably from French intendance + English -y; intendency probably from Middle French intendance + English -ency

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“Intendancy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intendancy. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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