Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    A superintendent; a manager.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    One who has the charge, management or direction of some office, department or publlc business. Used in the constitutional and statutory law of some European governments to designate a principal officer of state corresponding to the cabinet ministers or secretaries of the various departments of the United States government, as, "intendant of marine," "intendant of finance." The term was also used in Alabama to designate the chief executive officer of a city or town, having practically the same duties and functions as a mayor. See Const. Ala. 1901, ยง 176; Intendant and Council of Greensboro v. Mullins, 13 Ain. 341.