superintendency

[ soo-per-in-ten-duh n-see, soo-prin- ]
/ ˌsu pər ɪnˈtɛn dən si, ˌsu prɪn- /

noun, plural su·per·in·tend·en·cies.

a district or place under a superintendent.
the position or work of a superintendent.
Also su·per·in·tend·ence. the act or process of superintending; direction; supervision; oversight.

Nearby words

  1. superinfect,
  2. superinfection,
  3. superinflation,
  4. superintend,
  5. superintendence,
  6. superintendent,
  7. superinvolution,
  8. superior,
  9. superior alveolar nerve,
  10. superior anastomotic vein

Origin of superintendency

1590–1600; < Medieval Latin superintendentia, equivalent to superintend(ere) to superintend + -entia -ency

Related formspre·su·per·in·tend·ence, nounpre·su·per·in·tend·en·cy, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for superintendence

superintendency

/ (ˌsuːpərɪnˈtɛndənsɪ, ˌsuːprɪn-) /

noun plural -cies

the office or jurisdiction of a superintendent
a district under the jurisdiction of a superintendent
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Word Origin and History for superintendence

superintendence

n.

1570s, from superintend + -ence.

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