Definition of Intendant

1. n. One who has the charge, direction, or management of some public business; a superintendent; as, an intendant of marine; an intendant of finance.



2. a. Attentive.

Definition of Intendant

1. Noun. An administrator in certain countries in Latin America ¹

2. Noun. (historical) An administrator serving the king or queen in France, Spain or Portugal. ¹

3. Adjective. (obsolete) attentive ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Intendant

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Intendant

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intendant (current term)
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Literary usage of Intendant

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1. The Sovereign Council of New France: A Study in Canadian Constitutional History by Raymond Du Bois Cahall (1915)
"On August 21, the intendant called a meeting, at which he protested against the enactment of a decree upon such an important subject during the absence of ..."

2. Translations and Reprints from the Original Sources of [European] History by Grace Reade Robinson, James Harvey Robinson (1899)
"less a difference, since the opinion of the intendant of each province is asked before the commissions are sent out. The fate of each province is, ..."

3. Critical Miscellanies by John Morley (1905)
"The intendant in the government of the last century was very much what the Prefect is in the ... The direct authority of an intendant was not considerable. ..."

4. History of the Discovery and Settlement of the Valley of the Mississippi, by by John Wesley Monette (1848)
"The intendant rigorously enforces revenue Laws. ... Don Rendon intendant of Louisiana and Florida.—Louisiana and Florida an independent Bishopric. ..."

5. The Statutes at Large of South Carolina by South Carolina, Thomas Cooper, David James McCord (1839)
"Before entering upon the duties of their offices, the said intendant to the office of intendant for Warden, as the case may be) or Abbeville, Wardens. ..."

6. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"The intendant was to his district what the Controller-General was to the kingdom ; he conducted the whole administration, and every kind of public business ..."

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