presidium


pre·sid·i·um

noun \pri-ˈsi-dē-əm, prē-, -ˈzi-\
plural -ia \-dē-ə\ or pre·sid·iums

Definition of PRESIDIUM

1
:  a permanent executive committee selected especially in Communist countries to act for a larger body
2
:  a nongovernmental executive committee

Variants of PRESIDIUM

pre·sid·i·um also prae·sid·i·um \pri-, prē-, prī-\

Origin of PRESIDIUM

Russian prezidium, from Latin praesidium garrison
First Known Use: 1920

Rhymes with PRESIDIUM

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