su·​per·​in·​ten·​den·​cy ˌsü-p(ə-)rin-ˈten-dən(t)-sē How to pronounce superintendency (audio)
plural superintendencies
: the office, post, or jurisdiction of a superintendent

Example Sentences

superintendency of the polling places is largely carried out by retired citizens currently a faculty member is needed for superintendency of the program
Recent Examples on the Web The last time the district embarked on a national search for a new leader was in 2011, when Hinojosa resigned to take another superintendency in Cobb County, an Atlanta suburb. Dallas News, 13 Jan. 2022 The Plano superintendency, however, is seen by many in education circles as a particularly challenging job, as the district transitions from a high-performing, fast-growth community to an aging suburb, with higher levels of poverty. Dallas News, 26 Jan. 2022 Hoon has a master’s degree in education and certificates in education administration and superintendency. cleveland, 20 July 2022 Towards the end of his life, Doane unsuccessfully attempted to gain the superintendency of Yellowstone National Park and influence widespread army acceptance for his invention, the Doane Centennial Tent. Julia Musto, Fox News, 11 June 2022 During his superintendency, Dr. Feeney presided over such thorny issues as school closings and budget cuts. Washington Post, 5 Aug. 2021 Ziegler officially assumes the superintendency at a fraught moment for Loudoun, which is one of the wealthiest districts in the nation and is also rapidly diversifying. Washington Post, 9 June 2021 The superintendency group is not represented by a union, leaving many of the elements of its agreements to mirror those negotiated by the district's bargaining units. Anthony Lonetree, Star Tribune, 25 Mar. 2021 In addition, Burns said, the superintendency group's wages and benefits went unchanged in the 2017 to 2019 contract cycle. Anthony Lonetree, Star Tribune, 20 Jan. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1562, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of superintendency was in 1562

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“Superintendency.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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su·​per·​in·​ten·​den·​cy ˌsü-p(ə-)rin-ˈten-dən-sē How to pronounce superintendency (audio)
plural superintendencies
: the office or post of a superintendent
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