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INTENDANT. One who has the charge, management, or direction of some office, department, or public business.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"Sire," replied Prince Bahman, "we are sons of your Highness's late intendant of the gardens, and we live in a house that he built a short time before his death, waiting till an occasion should offer itself to serve your Highness."
These are your children, who were saved from death by the intendant of your gardens, and brought up by him as if they were his own."
La rarete des manuels scolaires dans les etablissements scolaires a ete provoquee par les intendants et les responsables des etablissements scolaires qui se sont approvisionnes par des petits quotas pour eviter un surplus [beaucoup plus grand que], explique la representante des parents d'eleves.
Threats from below seem to have been more easily contained than challenges to the city's privileges from the local Parlement, the Bailliage court, and, later, the intendant. The incredibly litigious politics of Dijon gradually quieted down as avocats lost seats in the city government, and governors and intendants assumed greater powers.
In particular, the text explores the complexities authorities dealt with in deciding to use coercive force; Louis XIV's reliance on his standing army to maintain order within the kingdom; the significant difficulties encountered by intendants, governors and other local authorities as they tried to implement the Crown's coercive policies; and implications of this study for more familiar debates including the nature of French absolutism and the role of armed coercion in the process of 17th- century state formation.
Three-quarters of Uruguayan citizens now live in departments that will be governed by EP-FA "intendants" or mayors.
It was the very complexity of the architecture of the State which permitted a slow yet relentless unification of the noble class itself, which was gradually adapted into a new centralised mould, subject to public control of the intendants while still occupying privately owned positions within the officier system and local authority in the provincial parlements.
For the purposes of its appraisals, the Bureau of Commerce relied not only on the views of its own inspectors of manufactures but also on the views of the provincial intendants about the local impact of the creation or multiplication of industrial units (effects on fuel supplies being always in mind).
Under the Sun King, the great aristocrats were shorn of political power and transferred to a life of glittering impotence at Versailles, formerly rebellious parlements were silenced, and the country ruled by a new administrative elite symbolised by the infamous intendants. There are still historians prepared to defend this interpretation, but by drawing upon a generation of revisionist studies Henshall demonstrates how these assumptions have been challenged.
The intendants of the three southern departments publicly joined in the assessment, one declaring the document to be a "sacred tablet," a second praising the "rainbow" that would dissipate the storm clouds over the nation, and the third calling its author the "Solon of the century."(16)