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Related to intendance: attendance


1. The function of an intendant; management.
2. An administrative office or district.


1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any of various public departments, esp in France
2. a less common word for superintendence. See superintendence


(ɪnˈtɛn dəns)

1. a department of the public service, esp. in France.
2. the function of an intendant.
[1730–40; < French]
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Ibn Zayat rapporte l'implication sociale de Sidi Yahia Zwawi qui, lors d'une famine qui s'est abattue sur Bejaia, a collecte des fonds et mis en place toute une intendance pour venir en aide aux necessiteux.
3 (SUNA)- The Arab - Russian Cooperation Forum has affirmed the commitment of the sovereignty, intendance of Syria and its territorial integrity and condemned the ugly crimes that are being committed against the civilians.
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During the banquet, President al-Assad delivered a speech underlining joint desire of both countries to maintain best relations, based on mutual respect, joint understanding and formulating a world prevailed by security and stability where countries enjoy sovereignty and intendance, particularly the Middle East and Balkan which suffered from wars and conflicts as they are located in the heart of the world.
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