Related to intendance: attendance


1. The function of an intendant; management.
2. An administrative office or district.
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1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any of various public departments, esp in France
2. a less common word for superintendence. See superintendence
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(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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But this monsieur of l'intendance"(pointing over his shoulder to Colbert who, if possible, became paler, behind him) "has in his coffers nine hundred thousand livres of mine."
Latifa al-Kuwari, Director of Rehabilitation and Inclusion Department of Best Buddies Qatar, said: "We seek to exploit and develop capabilities of persons with disabilities and to employ them accordingly to the skills to achieve the best level of their functional, social and financial intendance." On this occasion, Laalei Abu Alfain, Executive Director of Best Buddies Qatar and Acting Executive Director of Shafallah Centre for Persons with Disabilities, expressed her great pleasure to receive International Program Award lauding the efficiency of Best Buddies Qatar officials in accomplishing its strategic objectives.
The level of intendance of board of directors is relatively lower in Pakistani firms as compared to other earlier researches conducted in the different economies of the world.
KUWAIT, Feb 21 (KUNA) -- The Public Authority for Minors Affairs (PAMA) valued on Wednesday His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah's financial grant to orphans ahead of the country's National celebrations of Intendance Day and Liberation Day.
LAHORE -- World XI won the toss and put Pakistan into bat in the third and the last T20 international of the Intendance Cup here on Friday at Gadaffi stadium.
(25) These objects were confiscated from the Intendance of Finance of Bolzano (26) and inventoried immediately among the art objects of the National Museum at Buonconsiglio Castle in Trento.
L'intendance privee est ainsi apparue necessaire dans les schemas contemporains de protection environnementale.
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.
He gives special attention to the mutual atrocities committed, the often failing and sometimes corrupt intendance, and the taboo subject of sexual relations between soldiers and Indonesian women, which had serious consequences, including the spread of STIS (sexually transmitted infections) to thousands of soldiers.
Tucked away on the south-western tip of the island, on the relatively untouched Intendance bay, the Banyan Tree Seychelles Resort truly feels like a world away from everywhere else.