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

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Examples of presidency in a Sentence

responsibility for the presidency of a major television network
Recent Examples on the Web Trump appears to believe that he could be reinstated to the office of the presidency as soon as this summer if audits and recounts -- pushed by his most ardent supporters -- in Georgia and Arizona somehow, uh, pay off. Chris Cillizza, CNN, 8 June 2021 Throughout the Trump presidency, this was one of the watchwords of the Washington establishment. Fred Bauer, National Review, 7 June 2021 But during the Trump presidency, the Republican majority often skirted filibuster rules. New York Times, 6 June 2021 In the waning days of the Trump presidency, US trade representative Robert Lighthizer sought to find a test case for the new mechanism, but was unable to bring one. Tim Fernholz, Quartz, 2 June 2021 The Republican Party is betting that the American people will suffer amnesia from the carnage of the Trump presidency. James Carville, WSJ, 26 May 2021 Where Trump had his narcissist personality and all of the tools of the presidency, Manchin is in this position because of circumstance. BostonGlobe.com, 25 May 2021 In 1996, Lukashenko convinced voters to approve constitutional amendments that expanded the authority of the presidency. Washington Post, 24 May 2021 In the first three months of the presidency of Joe Biden, more than 45,000 unaccompanied minors have entered the U.S. Dianne Solis, Dallas News, 19 May 2021

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First Known Use of presidency

1591, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of presidency was in 1591

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11 Jun 2021

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“Presidency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/presidency. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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presidency

noun

English Language Learners Definition of presidency

: the job of a president or the period of time when a person is president

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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