Origin of intendantFrench intendant or Spanish intendente, both from Classical Latin intendens, present participle of intendere: see intend
- An administrative official serving a French, Spanish, or Portuguese monarch.
- A district administrator in some countries of Latin America.
Origin of intendantFrench from Old French administrator from Latin intendēns intendent- present participle of intendere to intend ; see intend .
(comparative more intendant, superlative most intendant)
- (obsolete) attentive