Definition of overseer noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈəʊvəsɪə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈoʊvərsɪr//
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  1. 1(old-fashioned) a person whose job is to make sure that other workers do their work
  2. 2a person or an organization that is responsible for making sure that a system is working as it should
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (also denoting a person appointed to assist the executor of a will): from oversee.
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