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

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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 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, "Divers Find 16th-Century Shipwreck Off Coast of Northern Italy," 6 July 2020 But like her predecessors, her superintendency was also short lived. Bart Barnes, Washington Post, "Clifford Janey, who led D.C. schools for three years, dies at 73," 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,, "Decision on Verletta White's next job expected Tuesday at Baltimore County School Board meeting," 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, "St. Paul schools superintendent calls for monthly meetings, strategy on racial equity," 20 Aug. 2019 On April 9, Taylor resigned from his Lennox superintendency and his Colton board position. Howard Blume,, "Ex-school district leader found dead two months after stepping down amid questions," 10 June 2019 The joint superintendency allows the retirees to stay within the state’s 100-day work limit without jeopardizing their pension benefits under the Teachers’ Retirement System. Karen Berkowitz,, "District 113 taps retired New Trier, North Chicago chiefs for interim post," 27 June 2018 Collectively, Yonke and Martindale bring nine decades of experience to the joint interim superintendency. Karen Berkowitz,, "District 113 approves contracts with interim superintendents," 29 June 2018 Vitti's former district posted strong results on the exam during Vitti's superintendency there. Lori Higgins, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit's schools score worst in the nation again, but Vitti vows that will change," 10 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of superintendency

1562, in the meaning defined above

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“Superintendency.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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