[ in-ten-duhns ]
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  1. an administrative department, especially one in the government system introduced by the French statesman Richelieu during the 17th century, or the officials in charge of it.

  2. the official quarters of an intendant.

  1. the function of an intendant; superintendence; intendancy.

Origin of intendance

From French, dating back to 1730–40; see origin at intendant, -ance

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British Dictionary definitions for intendance


/ (ɪnˈtɛndəns) /

  1. any of various public departments, esp in France

  2. a less common word for superintendence: See superintendence

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