superintendency
noun (plural -cies) Date: 1598 the office, post, or jurisdiction of a superintendent; also superintendence

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Superintendency — Su per*in*tend en*cy, n.; pl. { cies}. The act of superintending; superintendence. Boyle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • superintendency — index generalship Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • superintendency — /sooh peuhr in ten deuhn see, sooh prin /, n., pl. 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;… …   Universalium

  • superintendency — noun a) The condition of being a superintendent b) The act of superintending …   Wiktionary

  • superintendency — n. position of superintendent …   English contemporary dictionary

  • superintendency — n. See superintendence …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • superintendency — su·per·in·tend·en·cy …   English syllables

  • superintendency — su•per•in•tend•en•cy [[t]ˌsu pər ɪnˈtɛn dən si, ˌsu prɪn [/t]] n. pl. cies 1) a district or place under a superintendent 2) the position of a superintendent • Etymology: 1590–1600; < ML superintendentia …   From formal English to slang

  • superintendency — /supərɪnˈtɛndənsi/ (say soohpuhrin tenduhnsee), /suprɪn / (say soohprin ) noun (plural superintendencies) 1. a district under a superintendent. 2. the position or work of a superintendent …   Australian English dictionary

  • superintendency — dənsē noun ( es) Etymology: superintendent + cy 1. : the office, post, or jurisdiction of a superintendent 2. : superintendence …   Useful english dictionary

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