Definitions for presidencyˈprɛz ɪ dən si

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pres•i•den•cyˈprɛz ɪ dən si(n.)(pl.)-cies.

  1. the office, function, or term of office of a president.

    Category: Government

  2. (often cap.) the office of President of the United States.

    Category: Government

  3. (in the Mormon Church) a local governing body consisting of a council of three. (often cap.) the highest administrative body, composed of the prophet and his two councilors.

    Category: Religion

  4. (often cap.) the former designation of any of the three original provinces of British India: Bengal, Bombay, and Madras.

    Category: Government, Western History

Origin of presidency:

1585–95; < ML

Princeton's WordNet

  1. presidency, presidential term, administration(noun)

    the tenure of a president

    "things were quiet during the Eisenhower administration"

  2. presidency, presidentship(noun)

    the office and function of president

    "Andrew Jackson expanded the power of the presidency beyond what was customary before his time"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. presidency(noun)ˈprɛz ɪ dən si

    the position of president, or the time when sb is president

    the presidency of the association; His presidency was filled with controversy.

Wiktionary

  1. presidency(Noun)

    The office or role of president.

    After many years as a party leader, she finally ascended to the presidency.

  2. presidency(Noun)

    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.

  3. presidency(Noun)

    The time during which one is president; a president's term of office.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Presidency(noun)

    the function or condition of one who presides; superintendence; control and care

  2. Presidency(noun)

    the office of president; as, Washington was elected to the presidency

  3. Presidency(noun)

    the term during which a president holds his office; as, during the presidency of Madison

  4. Presidency(noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. Presidency

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'presidency' in Nouns Frequency: #2734


Translations for presidency

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

presidency(noun)

the rank or office of a president

His ambition is the presidency.

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