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View synonyms for superintendency

superintendency

[ soo-per-in-ten-duhn-see, soo-prin- ]

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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Other Words From

  • presu·per·in·tendence noun
  • presu·per·in·tenden·cy noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of superintendency1

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

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Example Sentences

The Jhansi state and the Jalaun and Chanderi districts were then formed into a superintendency.

The development of the department under the superintendency of William H. Maxwell has been along thoroughly modern lines.

Judge G. Mott, another special agent, who had been dispatched to examine Nesmiths superintendency, did the same.

But how if the superintendency can't be had without the colonelcy?

No change has been made in the superintendency, and a new impetus has been given to this work since it has been made a department.

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