intendant

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally and usually from French intendant, but translating Spanish or Chinese equivalents in some contexts.

Noun[edit]

intendant (plural intendants)

  1. (dated) One who has the charge, direction, or management of some public business; a superintendent.
    an intendant of finance
  2. A governor in various specific contexts, including certain South American countries; (historical) the kingdoms of Spain, Portugal, and France; and (historical) imperial China.

Synonyms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

intendant (comparative more intendant, superlative most intendant)

  1. (obsolete) attentive

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

intendant m (plural intendants)

  1. intendant, administrator
  2. quartermaster

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

intendant

  1. third-person plural present active subjunctive of intendō