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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A person who has the direction or management of some public business, the affairs of an establishment, etc.; Also: The title of various government officials, especially administrators serving under the French, Spanish, or Portuguese monarchies.

Usage examples (33)
  • We had a quick look around and again talked with the "intendant",
  • In what can an intendant, that is to say my subordinate, my clerk, give me umbrage or injure me, even if he is Monsieur Colbert? "
  • “Not a frail; nor gold either,” said the intendant.
  • The ordinances of the intendant and of the council were the law. for more
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