variants or less commonly intendency
plural -es
: the office, function, or employment of an intendant
also : a body of intendants
usually intendency [Spanish intendencia, from intendente] : a district under an intendant

Word History


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

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“Intendancy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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