Definition of presidency noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈprezɪdənsi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈprezɪdənsi//
[usually singular] (pl. presidencies)
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the job of being president of a country or an organization; the period of time somebody holds this job the current holder of the EU presidency She hopes to be the first woman elected to the presidency of the United States. He was a White House official during the Bush presidency. Word Originlate 16th cent.: from medieval Latin praesidentia, from praesidere ‘sit before’, from prae ‘before’ + sedere ‘sit’.Extra examples He became a candidate for the vice presidency. She held the presidency of the association for three years. That year he resigned his presidency of the Academy. Three years into his presidency, he is more popular than ever. under the presidency of George W. Bush. under the presidency of Gerald Ford
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