from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An administrative official serving a French, Spanish, or Portuguese monarch.
- n. A district administrator in some countries of Latin America.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An administrator in certain countries in Latin America
- n. An administrator serving the king or queen in France, Spain or Portugal.
- adj. attentive
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who has the charge, direction, or management of some public business; a superintendent
- adj. Attentive.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who has the oversight, direction, or management of some public business; a superintendent; a manager: used as a title of many public officers in France and other European countries: as, an intendant of marine; an intendant of finance.
- n. Specifically— In Canadian law, the second officer in Canada under the French rule, having civil and maritime jurisdiction.
- n. In Mexican law, the chief officer of the treasury or of the district; a high functionary having administrative and some judicial power: in this use also written, as Spanish, intendente.
French, from Old French, administrator, from Latin intendēns, intendent-, present participle of intendere, to intend; see intend.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)