presidency

[ prez-i-duhn-see ]
/ ˈprɛz ɪ dən si /

noun, plural pres·i·den·cies.

the office, function, or term of office of a president.
(often initial capital letter) the office of president of the United States.
Mormon Church.
  1. a local governing body consisting of a council of three.
  2. (often initial capital letter) the highest administrative body, composed of the prophet and his two councilors.
the former designation of any of the three original provinces of British India: Bengal, Bombay, and Madras.

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Origin of presidency

From the Medieval Latin word praesidentia, dating back to 1585–95. See president, -ency
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British Dictionary definitions for presidency

presidency
/ (ˈprɛzɪdənsɪ) /

noun plural -cies

  1. the office, dignity, or term of a president
  2. (often capital) the office of president of a republic, esp the office of the President of the US
Mormon Church
  1. a local administrative council consisting of a president and two executive members
  2. (often capital) the supreme administrative body composed of the Prophet and two councillors
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