Etymology
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overseer (n.)

late 14c., "supervisor, superintendent, one who looks over," agent noun from oversee (v.). Specifically, "one who superintends workmen;" especially with reference to slavery, "one who has charge, under the owner or manager, of the work done on a plantation."

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Definitions of overseer

overseer (n.)
a person who directs and manages an organization;
Synonyms: superintendent
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