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supervisory

[soo-per-vahy-zuh-ree]
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or having supervision.
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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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Related Words for supervisory

managerial, governmental, ministerial, regulatory, legislative, departmental, organizational, bureaucratic, authoritative, central, commanding, controlling, deciding, decisive, directive, directorial, executive, governing, official, presiding

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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