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  ( superintendents    plural  )
1       n-count; n-title   In Britain, a superintendent is a senior police officer of the rank above an inspector. In the United States, a superintendent is the head of a police department.  
He was stopped at the airport by an assistant superintendent of police., ...Detective Superintendent Kirby.     
2       n-count   A superintendent is a person who is responsible for a particular thing or the work done in a particular department.  
N of n  
He became superintendent of the bank's East African branches...     
3       n-count   A superintendent is a person whose job is to look after a large building such as a school or a block of flats and deal with small repairs to it.  
in BRIT, use caretaker     

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