preside over

phrasal verb

Definition of preside over 

1 : to be in charge of something (such as a meeting or organization) The vice president presided over the meeting. The Chief Justice presides over the Supreme Court. He has presided over the company for 15 years.

2 : to be in charge of a country, company, etc., during (a particular time or activity) She presided over a period of relative peace and prosperity.

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