overseer

noun
over·​seer | \ ˈō-vər-ˌsir How to pronounce overseer (audio) , ˈō-və-, -ˌsē-ər; ˌō-vər-ˈsir, ˌō-və-, -ˈsē-ər \
plural overseers

Definition of overseer

: a person who oversees others : a person with supervisory responsibilities Her insider status was cemented in 1988 with a stint as … overseer of the party's nominating convention.— Gwen Ifill … suggests that in Upper Egypt the control of local affairs by the pharaoh's overseer was gradually diluted during the late Old Kingdom …— Robert J. Wenke Some pension funds proactively keep government overseers up to date so that they will not feel a need to be intrusive.— Simon C. Y. Wong

Examples of overseer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last week President Joe Biden appointed her U.S. treasurer and overseer of a new Office of Tribal and Native Affairs at the Treasury Department. Fatima Hussein, Anchorage Daily News, 30 June 2022 Last week President Joe Biden appointed her U.S. treasurer and overseer of a new Office of Tribal and Native Affairs at the Treasury Department. Fatima Hussein, Anchorage Daily News, 30 June 2022 Last week President Joe Biden appointed her U.S. treasurer and overseer of a new Office of Tribal and Native Affairs at the Treasury Department. Fatima Hussein, ajc, 29 June 2022 In an exclusive interview, CEO of the duo and chief overseer of the move, Patrick Pruniaux, reveals the thinking and the vision behind the move, in an exclusive interview for Forbes readers held at Watches & Wonders Geneva this past week. Stéphane Jg Girod, Forbes, 10 Apr. 2022 As equal partners, financial experts or operations managers don’t answer to an organization-wide overseer like a CEO. Dylan Taylor, Forbes, 17 June 2022 The gatekeepers at Lucasfilm, including its overseer, producer Kathleen Kennedy, typically keep specifics of their upcoming projects locked away deep in a vault somewhere — most likely on Scarif behind a planetary-wide deflector shield. Nick Romano, EW.com, 17 May 2022 But days after the IPO, China's internet overseer, the Cybersecurity Agency of China (CAC), launched a sweeping investigation into Didi on suspicion that the company had violated data privacy and national security laws. Yvonne Lau, Fortune, 23 May 2022 In Baltimore County, the OIG is the Executive Director of the Ethics Commission, so there is a conflict of interest in that body serving as an overseer. Baltimore Sun, 17 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of overseer

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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8 Aug 2022

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“Overseer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overseer. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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overseer

noun
over·​seer | \ ˈō-vər-ˌsir How to pronounce overseer (audio) \

Kids Definition of overseer

: a person who supervises something

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