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  • n. Plural form of intendant.


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  • Where there were six intendants of finance, each costing more than a million livres a year, Necker installed four salaried secretaries answering to him alone.

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  • Outside of the cities the monarch, whose private fortune was identical with the state finances, possessed immense domains managed by intendants and supporting a population of serf-colonists.

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  • Champlain understood the importance of intendants, and was quick to see that they could be useful for the purposes of his grand design.

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  • French intendants functioned as instruments of royal absolutism.

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  • Conseil Supérieur de Québec, Complément des ordonnances et jugements des gouverneurs et intendants du Canada Quebec, 1856.

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  • It is told of Anushirwan, the Just King, that once upon a time he feigned himself sick, and bade his stewards and intendants go round about the provinces of his empire and the quarters of his dominion and seek him out a mud-brick thrown away from some ruined village, that he might use it as medicine, informing his intimates that the leaches had prescribed this to him.

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  • About two millions sterling per annum of his revenue are said to be anticipated for paying the interest of the public debts; and the rest is found inadequate to the charge of a prodigious standing army, a double frontier of fortified towns and the extravagant appointments of ambassadors, generals, governors, intendants, commandants, and other officers of the crown, all of whom affect a pomp, which is equally ridiculous and prodigal.

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  • Under Philip VI, a system of intendants was established throughout the Indies (1769–90), which reduced the viceroys 'powers.

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  • With the establishment of the intendants, those officials assumed administration of fiscal affairs.

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  • Richelieu's fundamental goal was the establishment of a strong monarchy through the subordination of its historic enemy, the nobility; the reduction of the parliaments and the Huguenots; and the strengthening of the state bureaucracy (intendants).



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