Etymology
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superintendence (n.)

"act of superintending," c. 1600; see superintendent + -ence, or from Latin superintendens. Related: Superintendency.

updated on January 08, 2016

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Definitions of superintendence from WordNet

superintendence (n.)
management by overseeing the performance or operation of a person or group;
Synonyms: supervision / supervising / oversight
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