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presidial

adjective pre·sid·i·al \pri-ˈsi-dē-əl, -ˈzi-\

Definition of PRESIDIAL

1
[French présidial, from Middle French, alteration of presidal, from Late Latin praesidalis of a provincial governor, from Latin praesid-, praeses] :  provincial 1
2
:  of, having, or constituting a garrison
3
:  of or relating to a president

Origin of PRESIDIAL

Late Latin praesidialis, from Latin praesidium garrison, from praesid-, praeses guard, governor, from praesidēre
First Known Use: 1611

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