follow Dictionary.com

Your favorite word could be our Word of the Day!

intendant

[in-ten-duh nt] /ɪnˈtɛn dənt/
noun
1.
a person who has the direction or management of some public business, the affairs of an establishment, etc.; a superintendent.
2.
the title of various government officials, especially administrators serving under the French, Spanish, or Portuguese monarchies.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; < French < Latin intendent- (stem of intendēns) present participle of intendere to stetch, make an effort (for), attend (to). See intend, -ant
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for intendants

intendant

/ɪnˈtɛndənt/
noun
1.
(history) a provincial or colonial official of France, Spain, or Portugal
2.
a senior administrator in some countries, esp in Latin America
3.
a superintendent or manager
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for intendants

intendant

n.

"one who has charge of some business," 1650s, from French intendant (16c.), from Latin intendantem, present participle of intendere (see intend).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for intendant

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for intendants

11
0
Scrabble Words With Friends