Superintendant vs Superintendent what difference

what is difference between Superintendant and Superintendent

English

Noun

superintendant

  1. Misspelling of superintendent.
  2. Archaic spelling of superintendent. (was preferred form in early 1800s)


English

Etymology

From Ecclesiastical Latin superintendens, a calque of Ancient Greek ἐπίσκοπος (epískopos); thence being distantly related to English bishop.

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌsjuːpəɹɪnˈtɛndənt/, /ˌsuːpəɹɪnˈtɛndənt/

Noun

superintendent (plural superintendents)

  1. A person who is authorized to supervise, direct or administer something.
  2. (Commonwealth of Nations) A police rank used in Commonwealth countries, ranking above chief inspector, and below chief superintendent.
  3. The manager of a building, usually a communal residence, who is responsible for keeping the facilities functional and often collecting rent or similar payments, either as also the building’s landlord or on behalf of same. Often abbreviated “super”.
  4. The head of a Sunday school.
  5. In some Protestant churches, a clergyman having the oversight of the clergy of a district.
  6. (chiefly US) A janitor.

Synonyms

  • manager
  • foreman
  • chief, head, head man
  • controller, comptroller
  • overseer
  • supervisor

Derived terms

  • supt. (abbreviation)
  • SP (abbreviation)
  • chief superintendent
  • detective superintendent (DSupt)
  • detective chief superintendent (DCS)
  • superintendential

Related terms

  • superintend
  • superintendency

Translations

See also

  • (policing) police constable (PC), woman police constable (WPC), detective constable (DC), detective sergeant (DS), detective inspector (DI), detective chief inspector (DCI)

Adjective

superintendent (not comparable)

  1. Overseeing; superintending.

Romanian

Etymology

From German Superintendent

Noun

superintendent m (plural superintendenți)

  1. superintendent

Declension


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