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superintendent

noun su·per·in·ten·dent \ ˌsü-p(ə-)rin-ˈten-dənt , ˌsü-pərn- \
|Updated on: 5 Jul 2018

Definition of superintendent

: one who has executive oversight and charge

Examples of superintendent in a Sentence

  1. the office of the superintendent of parks issues camping permits

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Origin and Etymology of superintendent

Medieval Latin superintendent-, superintendens, from Late Latin, present participle of superintendere


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superintendent

adjective

Definition of superintendent

: having executive oversight and charge of something : of, relating to, or being a superintendent
  • superintendent [=supervising] powers
  • a superintendent officer
  • The wedding will take place three days after our return to England, by special license, at the office of the district superintendent registrar, in the presence of my solicitor and his clerk, who, like his clients, will be in ordinary walking dress.
  • —George Bernard Shaw

First Known Use of superintendent

1566

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SUPERINTENDENT Defined for Kids

superintendent

noun su·per·in·ten·dent \ ˌsü-pər-in-ˈten-dənt \

Definition of superintendent for Students

: a person who looks after or manages something (as schools or a building)

Law Dictionary

superintendent

noun su·per·in·ten·dent

legal Definition of superintendent

: one who has the oversight and charge of a place, institution, department, organization, or operation; specifically : the executive head of a police department


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