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 (so͞o′pər-ĭn-tĕnd′, so͞o′prĭn-)
tr.v. su·per·in·tend·ed, su·per·in·tend·ing, su·per·in·tends
To oversee and manage; supervise.

[Late Latin superintendere : Latin super-, super- + Latin intendere, to direct one's attention to; see intend.]

su′per·in·ten′dence n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.superintendence - management by overseeing the performance or operation of a person or groupsuperintendence - management by overseeing the performance or operation of a person or group
management, direction - the act of managing something; "he was given overall management of the program"; "is the direction of the economy a function of government?"
invigilation - keeping watch over examination candidates to prevent cheating


1. Authoritative control over the affairs of others:
2. The function of watching, guarding, or overseeing:
مُراقَبَه، مُناظَرَه، إشْراف
umsjón, yfirsjón


[ˌsuːpərɪnˈtendəns] Nsupervisión f
under the superintendence ofbajo la supervisión or dirección de


n(Ober)aufsicht f


(suːpərinˈtend) verb
to supervise. An adult should be present to superintend the children's activities.
ˌsuperinˈtendence noun
He placed his estate under the superintendence of a manager.
ˌsuperinˈtendent noun
1. a person who superintends something, or is in charge of an institution, building etc. the superintendent of a hospital.
2. (abbreviation super ; often abbreviated to Supt when written) a police officer of the rank above chief inspector.
References in classic literature ?
He starved us when he had the sole superintendence of the provision department, before the committee was appointed; and he bored us with long lectures once a week, and with evening readings from books of his own inditing, about sudden deaths and judgments, which made us afraid to go to bed.
The entire management of the household was, from that time forth, left in her hands; and to those duties she was free to add what companionable assistance she could render to Norah's reading, and what friendly superintendence she could still exercise over Magdalen's music.
Cruncher should have it entirely under her own superintendence.
Miss Lavinia, self-charged with the superintendence of my darling's wardrobe, is constantly cutting out brown-paper cuirasses, and differing in opinion from a highly respectable young man, with a long bundle, and a yard measure under his arm.
If the particular States in this country are disposed to stand in a similar relation to each other, and to drop the project of a general DISCRETIONARY SUPERINTENDENCE, the scheme would indeed be pernicious, and would entail upon us all the mischiefs which have been enumerated under the first head; but it would have the merit of being, at least, consistent and practicable Abandoning all views towards a confederate government, this would bring us to a simple alliance offensive and defensive; and would place us in a situation to be alternate friends and enemies of each other, as our mutual jealousies and rivalships, nourished by the intrigues of foreign nations, should prescribe to us.
The practical measures proposed in them -- -such as the abolition of the distinction between town and country, of the family, of the carrying on of industries for the account of private individuals, and of the wage system, the proclamation of social harmony, the conversion of the functions of the State into a mere superintendence of production, all these proposals, point solely to the disappearance of class antagonisms which were, at that time, only just cropping up,and which, in these publications, are recognised in their earliest,indistinct and undefined forms only.
At half-past three in the winter the fire was lighted by the discreet servant, who had the superintendence of the little apartment, and in the summer ices were placed on the table at the same hour.
Darcy often acknowledged himself to be under the greatest obligations to my father's active superintendence, and when, immediately before my father's death, Mr.
This was under the superintendence of General Clarke, brother of the celebrated traveller of the same name, who, with Lewis, made the first expedition down the waters of the Columbia.
Neither of these persons had any concern with us, we being under the special superintendence of the head workman, but it was impossible, altogether impossible, to escape the consequences of our locales.
For the great barn-doors are thrown wide open, and men are busy there mending the harness, under the superintendence of Mr.
The house itself had been built entirely under the superintendence of a certain Mr.