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[soo-per-in-ten-duh n-see, soo-prin-]
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noun, plural su·per·in·tend·en·cies.
  1. a district or place under a superintendent.
  2. the position or work of a superintendent.
  3. Also su·per·in·tend·ence. the act or process of superintending; direction; supervision; oversight.
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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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Related Words for superintendency

control, direction, management, power, influence, administration, authority, initiative, command, skill, handling, government, governance, supervision, operation, oversight, care, functioning, guidance, instruction

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noun plural -cies
  1. the office or jurisdiction of a superintendent
  2. a district under the jurisdiction of a superintendent
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