Meaning of intendant

in•tend•ant

Pronunciation: (in-ten'dunt), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who has the direction or management of some public business, the affairs of an establishment, etc.; a superintendent.
  2. the title of various government officials, esp. administrators serving under the French, Spanish, or Portuguese monarchies.
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