su·​per·​in·​ten·​den·​cy | \ ˌsü-p(ə-)rin-ˈten-dən(t)-sē How to pronounce superintendency (audio) , ˌsü-pərn- \
plural superintendencies

Definition of superintendency

: the office, post, or jurisdiction of a superintendent also : superintendence

Examples of superintendency in a Sentence

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 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 Both times, the divers notified authorities of their find—as stipulated by local law—and worked with the superintendency and Italy’s Underwater Carabinieri to conduct additional surveys of the site. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 July 2020 But like her predecessors, her superintendency was also short lived. Bart Barnes, Washington Post, 21 Feb. 2020 The agenda calls for the formal introduction of Darryl L. Williams, who will take over the superintendency July 1 under a four-year contract. Liz Bowie,, 18 June 2019 Efforts toward racial equity were a hallmark of Valeria Silva’s superintendency, which ended with a buyout agreement in 2016. Josh Verges, Twin Cities, 20 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of superintendency

1562, in the meaning defined above

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“Superintendency.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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