[ in-ten-duh n-see ]
/ ɪnˈtɛn dən si /

noun, plural in·tend·an·cies.

the office or function of an intendant.
a body of intendants.
Also intendency. a district under the charge of an intendant.


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Origin of intendancy

First recorded in 1590–1600; intend(ant) + -ancy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for intendancy

/ (ɪnˈtɛndənsɪ) /


the position or work of an intendant
intendants collectively
history the district or area administered by an intendant
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