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
The superintendent of the city’s schools even described public-school baths as more valuable than public libraries as a philanthropic gift.
Fairfax board vice chair Jane Strauss (Dranesville) said Brabrand will be the first superintendent in recent times to have had prior experience in Fairfax County.
There is an open seat and if it is not filled, the state's schools superintendent could step in to fill it, the city board's attorneys said.
After the vice principal, principal, school board, and superintendent failed to change the situation, Alex left the class.
Walter is the 63rd member of Virginia State Police to be killed since 1928 and the 11th is the last 11 years, the police superintendent said.
Roof repair this summer includes the two areas of origin of leaks, said Ken Surma, the district's assistant superintendent of business and operations.
Mr. Naithany, the deputy police superintendent in Jharkhand, said the vigilante mobs had sprung seemingly from nowhere, prompted by the WhatsApp messages.
Hayes said that the Griffith administration — athletic director Stacy Adams and superintendent Peter Morikis — had recommended him to remain as coach.
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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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