intendant

noun in·ten·dant \ in-ˈten-dənt \

Definition of intendant

: an administrative official (such as a governor) especially under the French, Spanish, or Portuguese monarchies

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Origin and Etymology of intendant

French, from Middle French, from Latin intendent-, intendens, present participle of intendere to intend, attend


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