overseer

[oh-ver-see-er, -seer] /ˈoʊ vərˌsi ər, -ˌsɪər/
noun
1.
a person who oversees; supervisor; manager:
"the overseer of a plantation."
Origin
1350–1400; Middle English; see oversee, -er1
Related forms
suboverseer, noun
Synonyms
chief, head, boss, director.
Example Sentences for overseer
Two different countries with no overseer causing an imbalance.
With a singular currency, one needs a singular financial overseer in order to maintain it.
Common farmers seldom employ any overseer to direct the general operations of the farm.
Automakers' bailout hinges on the details, including an overseer.
When they are getting too full, the wagons should carry the grain to the overseer's house, to be carefully stowed away.
The overseer got away and has never been seen there since.
Modifications to the overseer's house include the tin roof and the interior, which is much reworked.
British Dictionary definitions for overseer
overseer (ˈəʊvəˌsiːə)
 
n
1.  Also called (less commonly): overlooker a person who oversees others, esp workmen
2.  (Brit) history short for overseer of the poor; a minor official of a parish attached to the workhouse or poorhouse

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Word Origin and History for overseer
overseer
1520s, from oversee.
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