Intendant meaning

ĭn-tĕndənt
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An administrative official serving a French, Spanish, or Portuguese monarch.
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A district administrator in some countries of Latin America.
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A director, manager of a public business, superintendent, etc.
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(dated) One who has the charge, direction, or management of some public business; a superintendent.

An intendant of finance.

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An administrator in certain countries in Latin America.
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(historical) An administrator serving the king or queen in France, Spain or Portugal.
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(obsolete) Attentive.
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Origin of intendant

  • French from Old French administrator from Latin intendēns intendent- present participle of intendere to intend intend

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French intendant

    From Wiktionary