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superintendence (countable and uncountable, plural superintendences)

  1. The act of superintending; supervision
    Synonym: superintendency
    • 1906, James George Frazer, Adonis, Attis, Osiris, volume 2, page 189:
      While the Supreme Being exercises a general superintendence over affairs, the real administration is in the hands of the ancestral spirits.
    • 1939 July, Charles E. Lee, “Swannington: One-Time Railway Centre”, in Railway Magazine, page 5:
      The Ashby Canal was built under the superintendence of Robert Whitworth, and the whole length was opened in May, 1805.
    • 1943 November – 1944 February (date written; published 1945 August 17), George Orwell [pseudonym; Eric Arthur Blair], Animal Farm [], London: Secker & Warburg, published May 1962, →OCLC:
      [] then the building began, under the superintendence of the pigs.