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presidential

[ prez-i-den-shuh l ]
/ ˌprɛz ɪˈdɛn ʃəl /
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adjective

of or relating to a president or presidency.
of the nature of a president.

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presidency, president, president pro tempore, president-elect, presidente prudente, presidential, presidential government, presidential medal of freedom, presidential primary, presidential suite, presidentially

Origin of presidential

From the Medieval Latin word praesidentiālis, dating back to 1595–1605. See presidency, -al1
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presidential


adj.

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

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