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presidential

[prez-i-den-shuh l] /ˌprɛz ɪˈdɛn ʃəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a president or presidency.
2.
of the nature of a president.
Origin of presidential
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Medieval Latin praesidentiālis. See presidency, -al1
Related forms
presidentially, adverb
nonpresidential, adjective
postpresidential, adjective
prepresidential, adjective
unpresidential, adjective
unpresidentially, adverb
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  • Do you know what the controls were on the presidential automobile for raising or lowering the President's seat?

    Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • The presidential election of 1864 was then upon us, and indeed it was most momentous.

    Between the Lines Henry Bascom Smith
  • Why, Eben Holden, if you was what ye looked, ye'd be in the presidential chair.

    Eben Holden Irving Bacheller
  • They have been reassured, however, by the presidential vote of November, 1920.

    The American Empire Scott Nearing
  • Sinclair rose majestically from the presidential chair and turned his eyes from one disputant to the other.

    Lady Lilith Stephen McKenna
Word Origin and History for presidential
adj.

c.1600, "pertaining to a president," from Medieval Latin praesidentialis, from praesidentia "office of a president" (see presidency). Related: Presidentially.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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