superintendent

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noun su·per·in·ten·dent \-dənt\

Definition of superintendent

  1. :  one who has executive oversight and charge

superintendent

adjective

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


SUPERINTENDENT Defined for English Language Learners

superintendent

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noun

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

superintendent

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

Definition of superintendent for Students

  1. :  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

  1. :  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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