plural -s
: the action or fact of presiding : direction, superintendence
by the presidence and guidance of an unseen governing powerWilliam Wollaston
: presidency sense 1a
preserve both the senate and the presidenceP. G. Hamerton

Word History


Middle French, office of president, from Medieval Latin praesidentia

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“Presidence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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