presidency, presidential term, administration(noun)
the tenure of a president
"things were quiet during the Eisenhower administration"
the office and function of president
"Andrew Jackson expanded the power of the presidency beyond what was customary before his time"
The office or role of president.
After many years as a party leader, she finally ascended to the presidency.
The bureaucratic organization and governmental initiatives devolving directly from the president.
Because of the president's lame duck status, the presidency was often hampered by congressional actions.
The time during which one is president; a president's term of office.
the function or condition of one who presides; superintendence; control and care
the office of president; as, Washington was elected to the presidency
the term during which a president holds his office; as, during the presidency of Madison
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
Origin: [Cf. F. prsidence.]
The word presidency is often used to describe the administration or the executive, the collective administrative and governmental entity that exists around an office of president of a state or nation. Although often the executive branch of government, and often personified by a single elected man or woman who holds the office of "President," in practice, the presidency includes a much larger collective of people, such as chiefs of staff, advisers and other bureaucrats. Although often led by a single person, presidencies can also be of a collective nature, such as the presidency of the European Union is held on a rotating basis by the various national governments of the member states. Alternatively, the term presidency can also be applied to the governing authority of some churches, and may even refer to the holder of a non-governmental office of president in a corporation, business, charity, university, etc. or the institutional arrangement around them. For example "the presidency of the Red Cross refused to support his idea." Rules and support to discourage vicarous liability leading to unnecessary pressure and the early termination of term have not been clarified. These may not be as yet supported by state let initiatives. Contributory liability and fraud may be the two most common ways to become removed from term of office and/or prevent re election.
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Rank popularity for the word 'presidency' in Nouns Frequency: #2734
The numerical value of presidency in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of presidency in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The presidency has many problems, but boredom is the least of them.
Anyone that wants the presidency so much that he'll spend two years organizing and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office.
The presidency has made every man who occupied it, no matter how small, bigger than he was and no matter how big, not big enough for its demands.
You can do that on day one in the first hour of your presidency, in the first week of your presidency, the centrifuges that [Iran has] now are quite frankly ancient.
I began by telling the president that there was a cancer growing on the presidency and that if the cancer was not removed ... the president himself would be killed by it.
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- presidènciaCatalan, Valencian
- prezidentování, prezidentstvíCzech
- presidenttikausi, presidentintoimi, presidentinvirkaFinnish
- 大統領就任期間, 大統領職, 社長在任期間, 社長職Japanese
- председа́тельство, президе́нтствоRussian
- presidentämbete, presidentskap, presidentperiod, presidentpostSwedish
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