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- n. The act of superintending; supervision
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of superintending; care and oversight for the purpose of direction; supervision.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of superintending; also, the right of superintending, or authority to superintend.
- n. Synonyms Supervision, direction, control, guidance, charge, management.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. management by overseeing the performance or operation of a person or group
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Spiritual superintendence is a superintendence of a body.
Oversight or superintendence is evidently implied.
That Luke wrote his Gospel during this period, under the apostle's superintendence, is the not unlikely conjecture of able critics.
Cooking, or at least its superintendence, is another of their pastimes, especially among the Kajjar ladies.
Of the article superintendence, which is only L500,
(6d. or 7d.); the attendance, that is, the superintendence of the guardian, two drachmas a-day; the supply of water, fifteen leptas daily; the physician, a drachma; and another drachma on leaving, for which he inspects the whole party, and examines the state of their health.
This "superintendence" is a most unsatisfactory system, -- temporary and unprogressive in every element.
It is difficult to account exactly for the causes of this inactivity, but I should be inclined to think some blame attaches to its government, as here are no traces of that beneficial superintendence which is so perceptible at Berne, This city cannot even boast of a public library.
In the English tables of the cost of drainage by the Drainage Companies, an estimate of $1.25 per acre is usually put down for "superintendence," which includes the engineering and the supervision of the whole process of opening, laying and filling, securing outfalls, and every other process till the work is completed.
They are restrained by the constant, vigilant, and interested superintendence which is exercised over them, from the commission of offenses of greater magnitude -- even if they were disposed to them -- which I am satisfied they are not.
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