Recent Examples of overseer from the Web
State and federal overseers largely rely on the honor system.
Many boards continue to be rubber-stampers, not vigilant overseers of the sort that foreigners expect to sit on, agrees William Saito, a venture capitalist who advises the government.
To insure compliance, the NCAA, as part of its August 2012 sanctions, demanded an integrity overseer be appointed.
Red Auerbach, as coach and general overseer of the Celtics, was involved in 18 championship series, and Phil Jackson was involved in 14 as a player and a coach.
Recalibration of the regulatory demands on and potential liabilities of bank directors would give them the tools, incentives and freedom to be more effective overseers of the backbone of the U.S. economy and better avoid future financial crises.
The camp’s overseers assigned Korematsu to live in a horse stall with a cot, a straw mattress and one light bulb hanging down.
In the 1980s, when stones started falling from the facade, overseers wrapped its upper levels in scaffolding.
An overseer remembered Jefferson instructing him not to exercise any power over the Hemings women.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'overseer.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of overseer
OVERSEER Defined for English Language Learners
OVERSEER Defined for Kids
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up overseer? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).