supervisory

[soo-per-vahy-zuh-ree]
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Origin of supervisory

First recorded in 1840–50; supervise + -ory1
Related formsnon·su·per·vi·so·ry, adjectiveun·su·per·vi·so·ry, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for supervisory

supervisory

adjective
  1. of, involving, or limited to supervisiona supervisory capacity
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Word Origin and History for supervisory
adj.

1828, from supervise + -ory.

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