superintendence

noun su·per·in·ten·dence \ ˌsü-p(ə-)rin-ˈten-dən(t)s , ˌsü-pərn- \
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of superintendence

: the act or function of superintending or directing : supervision

Examples of superintendence in a Sentence

  1. under her lax superintendence the company eventually went bankrupt

  2. the superintendence of the local music festival is handled jointly by the city and the county

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