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presidium

[ pri-sid-ee-uhm ]
/ pr瑟藞s瑟d i 蓹m /
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noun, plural pre路sid路i路ums, pre路sid路i路a [pri-sid-ee-uh]. /pr瑟藞s瑟d i 蓹/. (often initial capital letter)
(in the Soviet Union and other Communist countries) an administrative committee, usually permanent and governmental, acting when its parent body is in recess but exercising full powers: the presidium of the Supreme Soviet.
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Origin of presidium

1815鈥25; <Latin prae-sidium, derivative of praes(es) (stem praesid-) guardian, governor, literally, one sitting before. See preside, -ium
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British Dictionary definitions for presidium

presidium

praesidium

/ (pr瑟藞s瑟d瑟蓹m) /

noun plural -iums or -ia (-瑟蓹)
(often capital) (in Communist countries) a permanent committee of a larger body, such as a legislature, that acts for it when it is in recess
a collective presidency, esp of a nongovernmental organization

Word Origin for presidium

C20: from Russian prezidium, from Latin praesidium, from praesid膿re to superintend; see preside
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