supervisorship, n.
/sooh"peuhr vuy'zeuhr/, n.
1. a person who supervises workers or the work done by others; superintendent.
2. Educ. an official responsible for assisting teachers in the preparation of syllabuses, in devising teaching methods, etc., in a department of instruction, esp. in public schools.
3. (in some U.S. states) the chief elected administrative officer of a township, who is often also a member of the governing board of the county.
[1425-75; late ME < ML supervisor, equiv. to supervid-, s. of supervidere to SUPERVISE + -tor -TOR, with dt > s]

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