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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
1350-1400; Middle English; see oversee, -er1
Related forms
suboverseer, noun
Synonyms
chief, head, boss, director.
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British Dictionary definitions for suboverseer

overseer

/ˈəʊvəˌsiːə/
noun
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 suboverseer

overseer

n.

late 14c., agent noun from oversee (v.).

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