What does the word Intendant mean?

Usage examples for Intendant

  1. And so the Marquess, turning all the circumstances in his mind, and being convinced that Villebecque could never succeed to any extent in England in his profession, and probably nowhere else, appointed him, to Villebecque's infinite satisfaction, intendant of his household, with a considerable salary, while Flora still lived with her kind step- father. – Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli