intendancy

noun
in·​tend·​an·​cy
variants: or less commonly intendency \ -​dənsē , -​si \
plural -es

Definition of intendancy

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

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History and Etymology for intendancy

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 6 Jul. 2022.

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