noun, plural pres·i·den·cies.
- a local governing body consisting of a council of three.
- (often initial capital letter) the highest administrative body, composed of the prophet and his two councilors.
Examples from the Web for presidency
I—I never felt that way about the presidency, as you—as you probably know.
Ortega has dismissed the allegations of autocracy and fraud that have afflicted his presidency as politically motivated.China’s Nicaragua Canal Could Spark a New Central America Revolution|Nina Lakhani|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the election of 1860 in which Lincoln won the presidency, 80 percent of eligible voters went to the polls.
Under Zambian electoral law Scott, 70, is barred from standing for the presidency himself.
The term “lobbyist” supposedly was coined during the well-corrupted (and well-soaked) presidency of Ulysses S. Grant.
We must expect that there will often be, as there was on the last election, several candidates for the Presidency.The Works of Daniel Webster, Volume 1|Daniel Webster
And this was precipitated directly by his election to the presidency.Abraham Lincoln's Cardinal Traits;|Clark S. Beardslee
No candidate for the presidency had received a majority of all the votes cast.A Short History of the United States|Edward Channing
A year after his return from Williams he was promoted to the presidency of Hiram College.Famous American Statesmen|Sarah Knowles Bolton
Dharwar , a town in the S. of the Bombay Presidency, a place of considerable trade in a district noted for its cotton growing.The Nuttall Encyclopaedia|Edited by Rev. James Wood
British Dictionary definitions for presidency
noun plural -cies
- the office, dignity, or term of a president
- (often capital) the office of president of a republic, esp the office of the President of the US
- a local administrative council consisting of a president and two executive members
- (often capital) the supreme administrative body composed of the Prophet and two councillors
Word Origin and History for presidency
1590s, "office of a president," from Medieval Latin praesidentia "office of a president" (mid-13c.), from Latin praesidentem (nominative praesidens) "president, governor" (see president). Earlier in same sense was presidentship (1520s). Meaning "a president's term in office" is from 1610s.