a person who has the direction or management of some public business, the affairs of an establishment, etc.; a superintendent.
the title of various government officials, especially administrators serving under the French, Spanish, or Portuguese monarchies.
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How to use intendant in a sentence
He told the intendant that he had brought home some fine venison, and wished his orders about it.
Well, the story was not badly made up,” said Edward, “only for a stag read man; and what did the intendant say to that?
“I hope you are not alarmed at my presence,” said the intendant, looking earnestly at the two girls.
Humphrey came out as soon as he perceived the intendant and his party approaching, and whispered to Edward that all was safe.
The intendant dismounted, and ordering everybody but his clerk to wait outside, was ushered into the cottage by Edward.
British Dictionary definitions for intendant
history a provincial or colonial official of France, Spain, or Portugal
a senior administrator in some countries, esp in Latin America
a superintendent or manager
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