presidency

noun pres·i·den·cy \ ˈpre-zə-dən(t)-sē , ˈprez-dən(t)- also ˈpre-zə-ˌden(t)-sē \
Updated on: 22 May 2018

Definition of presidency

plural presidencies
1 a : 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

  1. responsibility for the presidency of a major television network

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First Known Use of presidency

1591

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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PRESIDENCY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of presidency for English Language Learners

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


PRESIDENCY Defined for Kids

presidency

noun pres·i·den·cy \ ˈpre-zə-dən-sē \

Definition of presidency for Students

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

Law Dictionary

presidency

noun pres·i·den·cy \ ˈpre-zə-dən-sē, -ˌden- \

legal Definition of presidency

plural presidencies
1 a : 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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