presidence

noun
pres·​i·​dence | \ ˈprez(ə)dən(t)s \
plural -s

Definition of presidence

1 : the action or fact of presiding : direction, superintendence by the presidence and guidance of an unseen governing power— William Wollaston
2 : presidency sense 1a preserve both the senate and the presidence— P. G. Hamerton

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History and Etymology for presidence

Middle French, office of president, from Medieval Latin praesidentia

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“Presidence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/presidence. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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