intendance

[in-ten-duh ns]

noun

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.
the official quarters of an intendant.
the function of an intendant; superintendence; intendancy.

Nearby words

  1. intelsat,
  2. intemerate,
  3. intemperance,
  4. intemperate,
  5. intend,
  6. intendancy,
  7. intendant,
  8. intended,
  9. intendency,
  10. intending

Origin of intendance

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

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British Dictionary definitions for intendance

intendance

noun

any of various public departments, esp in France
a less common word for superintendenceSee superintendence
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