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    superintendent

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    noun
    NAmE//ˌsupərɪnˈtɛndənt//
     
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  1. 1a person who has a lot of authority, and manages and controls an activity, a place, a group of workers, etc. a park superintendent the superintendent of schools in Dallas
  2. 2 the head of a police department
  3. 3 a person whose job is to be in charge of a building and make small repairs, etc. to it
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