Intendant


Intendant
   An office created originally by Richelieu, in France, and transferred to New France. The first intendant of Canada was Robert, appointed in 1663, who was succeeded two years later by the ablest occupant of the office, Jean Talon. The intendant was charged with the supervision of practically all the civil affairs of the colony, including the administration of justice, but his most important function, from the point of view of the court, was to act as a virtual spy upon the acts of the governor. Inevitably, harmony was impossible between these two officials, and the history of New France is punctuated with their perpetual quarrels.
   Index: F Jean Talon appointed as, 51; office revived, 105; Jacques Duchesneau appointed, 108; Jacques de Meulles, 171; Jean Bochart de Champigny, 207. See also under names of individual intendants.
   Bib.: Roy, Intendants de la Nouvelle France(R. S. C., 1903); Parkman, Old Régime; Munro, The Office of Intendant in New France in The American Historical Review, October, 1906.

The makers of Canada. 2014.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • intendant — intendant, ante [ ɛ̃tɑ̃dɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] n. • 1565; de superintendant; cf. intendance 1 ♦ N. m. Anciennt Agent du pouvoir royal, investi d attributions illimitées dans une ou plusieurs provinces. Turgot, intendant du Limousin. ♢ N. f. Épouse d un… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • intendant — INTENDANT. s. m. Celuy qui est préposé pour avoir la conduite, la direction de certaines affaires, avec pouvoir d en ordonner. Intendant de la maison d un Prince. Intendant des Finances. Intendant de Justice dans telle province. Intendant de… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Intendant — Sm per. Wortschatz fach. (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. intendant Verwaltungsleiter ; dieses ist dekomponiert aus älterem superintendant, aus ml. superintendens, aus l. super und l. intendere seine Aufmerksamkeit auf etwas lenken . Im… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Intendant — In*tend ant, n. [F. intendant, fr. L. intendere to direct (one s thoughts) to a thing. See {Intend}.] One who has the charge, direction, or management of some public business; a superintendent; as, an intendant of marine; an intendant of finance …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intendant — intèndant (intendȁnt) m <G mn nātā> DEFINICIJA 1. vojn. onaj koji se brine za opskrbu vojske hranom, novcem i ostalim životnim potrebama; opskrbnik 2. ravnatelj kazališta ETIMOLOGIJA fr. intendant ← lat. intendens: koji nadgleda, nadzire …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • intendant — INTENDÁNT s.m. v. intendent. Trimis de valeriu, 09.12.2008. Sursa: DEX 98  INTENDÁNT s.m. v. intendent. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN …   Dicționar Român

  • intendant — (n.) one who has charge of some business, 1650s, from Fr. intendant (16c.), from L. intendantem, prp. of intendere (see INTEND (Cf. intend)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Intendant — Intendant: Die Bezeichnung für »Leiter eines Theaters, einer Rundfunk oder Fernsehanstalt« wurde im 18. Jh. aus frz. intendant »Aufseher, Verwalter« entlehnt, das auf lat. intendens (intendentis), Part. Präs. von in tendere »hinstrecken,… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • intendant — [in ten′dənt] n. [Fr intendant or Sp intendente, both < L intendens, prp. of intendere: see INTEND] a director, manager of a public business, superintendent, etc.: term applied to certain foreign officials, as to the supervisors of any of… …   English World dictionary

  • Intendant — In*tend ant, a. [See {Intend}.] Attentive. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Intendant — (v. lat.), 1) Vorsteher eines öffentlichen Instituts, Museums, Cabinets, Theaters, der das Ganze leitet u. in Ordnung erhält; 2) bes. in Preußen Titel der sonstigen Oberkriegscommissäre, welche die Aufsicht über die Verpflegung, Bekleidung u.… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.