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noun as in person who supervises others' work

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Military victory always gives a field commander added clout with his civilian overseers.

To the congressional overseers of the American intelligence services, not so much.

Cholera and typhoid were rampant and overseers used pick handles to physically force miners into the shafts.

He is on the board of United Airlines, Tulane University, and the Overseers of Harvard University.

She sits on the board of BlackRock Inc. and the board of overseers of Columbia Business School, among others.

Only three "screws" are on night duty in each block, but there are a hundred overseers to "run th' dump" during the day.

Order was preserved, discipline maintained, and there was no necessity for harsh measures, nor for overseers.

The administration of the act was committed to the magistrates and guardians in place of the overseers.

We introduced Michelino to the overseers, directors and managers and to the doctor.

Their acts are "alterable" by the Board of Overseers, to whom they are responsible.


On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to overseers, such as: superintendent, supervisor, head, executive, manager, and straw boss.

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