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English definition of “overseer”

overseer

noun [C]     /ˈəʊvəˌsiːər/
WORKPLACE, MANAGEMENT a person whose job it is to make certain that employees are working or that an activity is being done correctly: As the nation's regulatory overseer, he could advance, delay, or cancel major initiatives.
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