[prez-i-den-shuh l]


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

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for presidential

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper