- the office, function, or term of office of a president.
- (often initial capital letter) the office of president of the United States.
- Mormon Church.
- 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.
- the former designation of any of the three original provinces of British India: Bengal, Bombay, and Madras.
Origin of presidency
Examples from the Web for presidency
I—I never felt that way about the presidency, as you—as you probably know.Mario Cuomo, Always Moving Us Toward the Light
January 4, 2015
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
November 30, 2014
In the election of 1860 in which Lincoln won the presidency, 80 percent of eligible voters went to the polls.What Lincoln Could Teach Fox News
November 6, 2014
Under Zambian electoral law Scott, 70, is barred from standing for the presidency himself.Democratic Africa Gets Its First White Leader
October 29, 2014
The term “lobbyist” supposedly was coined during the well-corrupted (and well-soaked) presidency of Ulysses S. Grant.Up to a Point: In Defense of Lobbyists
P. J. O’Rourke
October 25, 2014
I come before you and assume the Presidency at a moment rich with promise.
There are thousands of recognised Slaves of the gods in this Presidency.Things as They Are
I will not accept the Presidency to be the mere puppet of possible factions.Dreamers of the Ghetto
Is it to the presidency of a board of visitors of an eleemosynary institution?
I wish you could realize with what joy and relief I retire from the presidency.
- 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
- Mormon Church
- 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.