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superintendent /ˌsuːpərɪnˈtɛndənt ˌsuːprɪn-/ n
  1. a person who directs and manages an organization, office, etc
  2. (in Britain) a senior police officer higher in rank than an inspector but lower than a chief superintendent
  3. (in the US) the head of a police department
  4. chiefly US Canadian a caretaker, esp of a block of apartments
adj
  1. of or relating to supervision; superintending
Etymology: 16th Century: from Church Latin superintendens overseeing



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