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in·ten·dant

 (ĭn-tĕn′dənt)
n.
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.]

intendant

(ɪnˈtɛndənt)
n
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

in•tend•ant

(ɪnˈtɛn dənt)

n.
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]
Translations

intendant

nIntendant(in) m(f)
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After centuries of viceregal dominance across South America, the hierarchy of power among Spanish bureaucrats was significantly altered with the Bourbon introduction of the intendant system.
Although most curas fulfilled their responsibilities to co-operate with the alcaldes mayores and later with subdelegados under the intendant system, disputes and litigation became more common.