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presidency Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the tenure of a president
    presidential term; administration.
    • things were quiet during the Eisenhower administration
  2. noun the office and function of president
    presidentship.
    • Andrew Jackson expanded the power of the presidency beyond what was customary before his time
WordNet

Pres"i*den*cy noun
Etymology
Cf. F. présidence.
Wordforms
plural Presidencies
Definitions
  1. The function or condition of one who presides; superintendence; control and care.
  2. The office of president; as, Washington was elected to the presidency.
  3. The term during which a president holds his office; as, during the presidency of Madison.
  4. One of the three great divisions of British India, the Bengal, Madras, and Bombay Presidencies, each of which had a council of which its governor was president.

Webster 1913


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