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[prez-i-den-shuh l]
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  1. of or relating to a president or presidency.
  2. of the nature of a president.
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Origin of presidential

From the Medieval Latin word praesidentiālis, dating back to 1595–1605. See presidency, -al1
Related formspres·i·den·tial·ly, adverbnon·pres·i·den·tial, adjectivepost·pres·i·den·tial, adjectivepre·pres·i·den·tial, adjectiveun·pres·i·den·tial, adjectiveun·pres·i·den·tial·ly, adverb
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c.1600, "pertaining to a president," from Medieval Latin praesidentialis, from praesidentia "office of a president" (see presidency). Related: Presidentially.

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