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president

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noun pres·i·dent \ˈpre-zə-dənt, ˈprez-dənt, ˈpre-zə-ˌdent in rapid speech ˈpre-zənt\

Simple Definition of president

  • : the head of the government in some countries

  • : someone who has the highest position in an organization or business

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of president

  1. 1 :  an official chosen to preside over a meeting or assembly

  2. 2 :  an appointed governor of a subordinate political unit

  3. 3 :  the chief officer of an organization (as a corporation or institution) usually entrusted with the direction and administration of its policies

  4. 4 :  the presiding officer of a governmental body

  5. 5 a :  an elected official serving as both chief of state and chief political executive in a republic having a presidential government b :  an elected official having the position of chief of state but usually only minimal political powers in a republic having a parliamentary government

presidential play \ˌpre-zə-ˈden(t)-shəl, ˌprez-ˈden(t)-\ adjective
presidentially play \-sh(ə-)lē\ adverb
presidentship play \ˈpre-zə-dənt-ˌship, ˈprez-dənt-, ˈpre-zə-ˌdent-\ noun

Examples of president in a sentence

  1. The President will hold a news conference tomorrow.

  2. <the president of the international conference on genocide>



Origin of president

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin praesident-, praesidens, from present participle of praesidēre


First Known Use: 14th century


PRESIDENT Defined for Kids

president

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noun pres·i·dent \ˈpre-zə-dənt\

Definition of president for Students

  1. 1 :  the head of the government and chief executive officer of a modern republic

  2. 2 :  the chief officer of a company, organization, or society <a bank president> <a college president>




Law Dictionary

president

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noun , often cap pres·i·dent \ˈpre-zə-dənt, -ˌdent\

Legal Definition of president

  1. 1 :  an official chosen to preside over a meeting or assembly

  2. 2 :  an appointed governor of a subordinate political unit

  3. 3 :  the chief officer of an organization (as a corporation or institution) usually entrusted with the direction and administration of its policies

  4. 4 :  the presiding officer of a governmental body <the Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate — U.S. Constitution art. I>

  5. 5a :  an elected official serving as both chief of state and chief political executive in a republic having a presidential government b :  an elected official having the position of chief of state but usually only minimal political powers in a republic having a parliamentary government

presidential \ˌpre-zə-ˈden-chəl\ play adjective
presidentially adverb
presidentship noun




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