presidency

noun
pres·​i·​den·​cy | \ ˈpre-zə-dən(t)-sē How to pronounce presidency (audio) , ˈprez-dən(t)- also ˈpre-zə-ˌden(t)-sē \
plural presidencies

Definition of presidency

1a : the office of president
b(1) : the office of president of the U.S.
(2) : the American governmental institution comprising the office of president and various associated administrative and policy-making agencies
2 : the term during which a president holds office
3 : the action or function of one that presides : superintendence
4 : a Mormon executive council of the church or a stake consisting of a president and two counselors

Examples of presidency in a Sentence

responsibility for the presidency of a major television network
Recent Examples on the Web As the second in line for the presidency, Pelosi is the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit the island in 25 years. Caroline Linton, CBS News, 2 Aug. 2022 Dissanayake, 53, who previously ran for the presidency in 2019, received three votes. Lawrence Richard, Fox News, 20 July 2022 Every man and woman vying for the presidency — and all of their campaign consultants — knows the rest stops, diners, and small-town committee meetings of these two early voting states by heart. Albert Eisenberg, National Review, 13 July 2022 That same dynamic could repeat itself as Trump mulls a new bid for the presidency as soon as this summer. Jill Colvin, Chicago Tribune, 9 July 2022 Schiff warned that American democracy remains at risk and that Trump is likely to begin a second run for the presidency by early next year. Jennifer Haberkornstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 20 June 2022 Both candidates for the presidency, Gustavo Petro, a leftist, and Rodolfo Hernández, a wealthy businessman, proposed changes that could reshape the special ties Colombia has built with the United States over decades of conservative rule. New York Times, 19 June 2022 One of its former longtime congressmen, Jorge del Castillo, misses the time when the Apra filled congress with lawmakers, ran its top leaders for the presidency and churned out technocrats for government jobs. Juan Forero, WSJ, 17 June 2022 The day promises plenty of political intrigue as both Trump and Pence seek to shape the Republican Party for years to come, and perhaps make a run for the presidency in 2024. Arkansas Online, 11 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of presidency

1591, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Presidency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/presidency. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for presidency

presidency

noun
pres·​i·​den·​cy | \ ˈpre-zə-dən-sē How to pronounce presidency (audio) \
plural presidencies

Kids Definition of presidency

1 : the office of president
2 : the term during which a president holds office

presidency

noun
pres·​i·​den·​cy | \ ˈpre-zə-dən-sē, -ˌden- How to pronounce presidency (audio) \
plural presidencies

Legal Definition of presidency

1a : the office of president
b : the office of president of the U.S. also : the American governmental institution comprising the office of president and various associated administrative and policy-making agencies
2 : the term during which a president holds office
3 : the action or function of one that presides

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