noun Date: 1603 the act or function of superintending or directing ; supervision

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  • Superintendence — Su per*in*tend ence, n. [Cf. F. superintendance.] The act of superintending; care and oversight for the purpose of direction; supervision. Barrow. [1913 Webster] Syn: Inspection; oversight; care; direction; control; guidance. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • superintendence — index administration, agency (legal relationship), auspices, charge (custody), control (supervision) …   Law dictionary

  • superintendence — 1570s, from SUPERINTEND (Cf. superintend) + ENCE (Cf. ence) …   Etymology dictionary

  • superintendence — Avoir la Superintendence des affaires de la ville, Praesidere rebus vrbanis. Le gouvernement et superintendence de toute la justice, Iustitiae ius dicentis genius summaque. B. Qui a la superintendence de quelque chose, Praefectus. Qui a la… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • superintendence — superintend ► VERB ▪ manage or oversee. DERIVATIVES superintendence noun …   English terms dictionary

  • superintendence — See superintend. * * * …   Universalium

  • superintendence — noun The act of superintending; supervision …   Wiktionary

  • superintendence — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. direction, management, supervision; see administration 1 , command 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. Authoritative control over the affairs of others: administration, direction, government, management, supervision. See… …   English dictionary for students

  • superintendence — su·per·in tend·ence || ‚suːpÉ™(r)ɪntÉ™ndÉ™ns n. act of superintending, supervision, management …   English contemporary dictionary

  • superintendence — n.; (also superintendency) Supervision, inspection, oversight, care, direction, control, charge, management, guidance, surveillance …   New dictionary of synonyms

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