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superintendency

[soo-per-in-ten-duh n-see, soo-prin-] /ˌsu pər ɪnˈtɛn dən si, ˌsu prɪn-/
noun, plural superintendencies.
1.
a district or place under a superintendent.
2.
the position or work of a superintendent.
3.
Also, superintendence. the act or process of superintending; direction; supervision; oversight.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Medieval Latin superintendentia, equivalent to superintend(ere) to superintend + -entia -ency
Related forms
presuperintendence, noun
presuperintendency, noun
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