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presidence

n.

"action of presiding," 1590s, from French présidence (14c.), from Medieval Latin praesidentia (see presidency).

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Examples from the Web for presidence

Historical Examples

  • To him was decreed the presidence of the Senate in perpetuity.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1

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  • Three years after, in 1263, he brought his completed work to the chapter-general convoked under his presidence at Pisa.

  • Organisation of a court-martial under the presidence of Rossel, chief officer of the staff.