verb (used without object), pre·sid·ed, pre·sid·ing.
Origin of preside
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Mars was the presider over gladiators, and was the god of all exercises, which have in them a manly or spirited character.Heathen Mythology|Various
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Word Origin for preside
Word Origin and History for presider
1610s, from French présider "preside over, govern" (15c.), from Latin praesidere "stand guard; superintend," literally "sit in front of," from prae "before" (see pre-) + sedere "to sit" (see sedentary).