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superintendent

noun [C]
 
 
/ˌsuːpərɪnˈtendənt/
GOVERNMENT in the US, someone in charge of a government department or official activity or process, who makes sure that rules and laws are obeyed: superintendent of sth She is currently serving as superintendent of the Kansas City School District. assistant/associate/deputy superintendent a state/school/building superintendent
in the UK, a police officer who has a high rank: a police superintendent
(Definition of superintendent from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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