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superintendency

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

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Origin of superintendency

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

OTHER WORDS FROM superintendency

pre·su·per·in·tend·ence, nounpre·su·per·in·tend·en·cy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for superintendency

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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