What does the word superintendence mean?

Usage examples for superintendence

  1. This illustrious lady maintained in their duties the nurses and attendants who had watched over the early days of the young prince, and during the short time of her superintendence she bestowed upon him the tenderest care. – Rulers of India: Akbar by George Bruce Malleson
  2. God grant you health, patience, and a constant cheerful spirit, also pleasure in and love for your business and work of superintendence. – Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II. by Gustav Freytag
  3. She had been decorating under Miss Whalley's superintendence, and the task had been no light one. – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell