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1. An administrative official serving a French, Spanish, or Portuguese monarch.
2. A district administrator in some countries of Latin America.

[French, from Old French, administrator, from Latin intendēns, intendent-, present participle of intendere, to intend; see intend.]


1. (Historical Terms) history a provincial or colonial official of France, Spain, or Portugal
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a senior administrator in some countries, esp in Latin America
3. a superintendent or manager


(ɪnˈtɛn dənt)

1. a person who directs a public business; superintendent.
2. an administrator serving under the French, Spanish, or Portuguese monarchies.
3. a district administrator in Latin America.
[1645–55; < French < Latin intendere]


nIntendant(in) m(f)
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An army of servants were hurrying to and fro in squadrons in the courtyard and corridors; while Fouquet, who had only that morning arrived, walked all through the palace with a calm, observant glance, in order to give his last orders, after his intendants had inspected everything.
Parmi les points resolus figurent les revendications des intendants et les directeurs d'etablissement scolaire.
The expanding role of orders coming from the center, whether as law or rules laid down by administrative intendants appointed by the crown, meant the demise of earlier social relations.
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De nombreuses ordonnances des intendants parlent du temps en terme << d'heure sonnante >> ou << d'heure sonnee >>, ce qui montre bien que le temps s'entendait plus qu'il ne se voyait (Lachance 1992 : 247).
Bassett concludes that "Miller's explosive satirical jibes have been professionally suicidal, making intendants flinch from inviting him under their roofs.
Intendants have included Heinz Tietjen, Siegfried Palm and Felsenstein protege Gotz Friedrich, whose work still casts a long shadow in the house.
Offices, clerks, secretaries, inspectors and intendants are not appointed to benefit the public interest, indeed the public interest appears to have been established so that offices might exist.
At the end of the course a concert is organised, attended by the intendants and directors of important opera houses and representatives of arts agencies from many countries.
In yet another, he traces the degree of administrative continuity between the offices of the royal intendants of the Old Regime and those of the departmental prefects that succeeded them.
C'etait oublier que le pouvoir normatif des administrateurs coloniaux, intendants et gouverneurs, etait tres etendu.