Origin of president
Examples from the Web for president
Submission is set in a France seven years from now that is dominated by a Muslim president intent on imposing Islamic law.
He sees himself as the first Muslim president of all Europe.
By 2012, Democratic President Barack Obama owned the Asian-American vote, winning it by 47 percentage points.Asian-Americans Are The New Florida
January 8, 2015
While Huckabee is thinking about his run for president, I thought it was time to think about Huckabee.The Devil in Mike Huckabee
January 6, 2015
On Tuesday, President Obama will meet with Enrique Peña Nieto, the President of Mexico.Why Mexicans Are Enraged by Obama’s Big Tuesday Meeting
Ruben Navarrette Jr.
January 6, 2015
It does not matter whether we recognize a king or an emperor or a president as our ruler.Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon
He was the only President to use the choice offered by the Constitution.
President Cleveland held an umbrella over his head as he took the oath.
President Harding had died while traveling in the western States.
In all legislative affairs it is the natural collaborator with the President.
- (often capital) the chief executive or head of state of a republic, esp of the US
- (in the US) the chief executive officer of a company, corporation, etc
- a person who presides over an assembly, meeting, etc
- the chief executive officer of certain establishments of higher education
Word Origin and History for president
late 14c., "appointed governor of a province; chosen leader of a body of persons," from Old French president and directly from Latin praesidentum (nominative praesidens) "president, governor," noun use of present participle of praesidere "to act as head or chief" (see preside).
In Middle English of heads of religious houses, hospitals, colleges and universities. First use for "chief executive officer of a republic" is in U.S. Constitution (1787), from earlier American use for "officer in charge of the Continental Congress" (1774), a sense derived from that of "chosen head of a meeting or group of persons," which is from Middle English. It had been used of chief officers of banks from 1781, of individual colonies since 1608 (originally Virginia) and heads of colleges since mid-15c. Slang shortening prez is recorded from 1883. Fem. form presidentess is attested from 1763.