What does presidency mean?

Definitions for presidency
ˈprɛz ɪ dən sipres·i·den·cy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. presidency, presidential term, administrationnoun

    the tenure of a president

    "things were quiet during the Eisenhower administration"

  2. presidency, presidentshipnoun

    the office and function of president

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


  1. presidencynoun

    The office or role of president.

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

  2. presidencynoun

    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. presidencynoun

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Presidencynoun


    Etymology: presidence, Fr. from president.

    What account can be given of the growth of plants from mechanical principles, moved without the presidency and guidance of some superior agent. John Ray, on the Creation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Presidencynoun

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

  2. Presidencynoun

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

  3. Presidencynoun

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

  4. Presidencynoun

    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

  5. Etymology: [Cf. F. prsidence.]


  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. presidency

    The function, purpose, responsibility and role of a president.

    The presidency was evaluated periodically to ensure it was compliant with human rights.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 22, 2020  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of presidency in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of presidency in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of presidency in a Sentence

  1. Suu Kyi:

    We will make an arrangement for presidency which the people can accept.

  2. Earl Granville:

    Just like the presidency, we need new blood. Keep that wheel turning and bring in new people, sometimes with some of these people who have been in their districts for over 20 years -- do they still know the people? You look at someone who has been in politics for so long, generations change. Peoples mindsets go a different way.

  3. Marc Goldwein:

    But it wasn't paid for, they did raise the debt limit enough to accommodate all the borrowing that took place during Donald Trump presidency.

  4. Sean Hannity:

    Thats not being done in this case, so I dont want to legitimize this because its a threat to the presidency.

  5. Jose Cardoso:

    These negotiations are just another means of putting money in the pockets of the politicians, i don't believe in politicians but something has to change. They cannot stay like they are. I think she needs to leave the presidency.

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  • presidènciaCatalan, Valencian
  • prezidentství, prezidentováníCzech
  • PräsidentschaftGerman
  • presidenttikausi, presidentintoimi, presidentinvirkaFinnish
  • נְשִׂיאוּתHebrew
  • նախագահությունArmenian
  • 社長在任期間, 社長職, 大統領就任期間, 大統領職Japanese
  • президе́нтство, председа́тельствоRussian
  • predsedništvoSerbo-Croatian
  • presidentperiod, presidentpost, presidentskap, presidentämbeteSwedish

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