Definition of superintendent
: one who has executive oversight and charge
Examples of superintendent in a Sentence
the office of the superintendent of parks issues camping permits
Recent Examples of superintendent from the Web
There’s the guy at the very top: Eric Marsh [Josh Brolin], the superintendent of the Granite Mountain Hotshots.
Hinsdale High School District 86 superintendent Bruce Law warned the school board recently that a property tax freeze was still possible, and urged planning ahead for a freeze on how much the board can raise through the tax.
Police superintendent Imran Malik said the Peshawar attack happened on the edge of the Khyber tribal area.
Duzyk, who remains on the job as a top deputy to the new superintendent, also declined to respond to questions about the litigation.
Hinson’s time as superintendent was not always smooth, however.
This month marks the end of the career for five Ramona Unified School District teachers, the superintendent’s administrative assistant, and four members of the district’s support staff.
Dave Hallac, superintendent of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, which oversees the area of Cape Point, warns that getting to the island is dangerous and that people should not attempt to walk or swim across the current to get there.
Palzet said some 160 superintendents around the state have banded together to ensure the state board of education will use the best possible exams and academic growth measures to chart how students perform and grow.
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Origin and Etymology of superintendent
Medieval Latin superintendent-, superintendens, from Late Latin, present participle of superintendere
First Known Use: 1554See Words from the same year
SUPERINTENDENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of superintendent for English Language Learners
: a person who directs or manages a place, department, organization, etc.
: a high rank in a police department or a person who has this rank
: a person who is in charge of cleaning, maintaining, and repairing a building
SUPERINTENDENT Defined for Kids
Definition of superintendent for Students
: a person who looks after or manages something (as schools or a building)
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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