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superintendent

noun [C] uk   /ˌsuː.pə.rɪnˈten.dənt/ us    /-pɚ.ɪn-/
a person who is in charge of work done in a particular department, office, etc., or who is responsible for keeping a building or place in good condition: In the US, a school superintendent is in charge of the schools in a particular area. We asked the superintendent (also US informal super) to fix the broken window in our apartment.Bosses, managers and directorsPeople in charge of or controlling other people a British police officer of high rankPeople who work for the police service
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