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 The area presidency operates under the authority of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. USA TODAY, "Bull riding, Whac-a-Mole, prisoner release: News from around our 50 states," 14 July 2020 The Dow's performance under Trump is 30.3%, worse than the George H.W. Bush years, but better than the Gerald Ford presidency. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, "Why does Wall Street fear a Democrat in the White House? The data just doesn’t add up," 12 July 2020 The area presidency operates under the authority of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Washington Post, "The Latest: India IT hub Bangalore in lockdown as cases rise," 12 July 2020 Trump’s presidency and the president has never forgiven Sessions. al, "Can Jeff Sessions roar back into Senate, or will Trump ruin an otherwise perfect political career?," 10 July 2020 During the Trump presidency, its focus has been largely on carrying out the president's tough immigration agenda. Ben Fox And Gillian Flaccus, The Christian Science Monitor, "Monument watch: Trump order marks new role for Homeland Security," 10 July 2020 The Nader presidency never happened but the Colts did make it to January, winning their final three games. Nat Newell, The Indianapolis Star, "Ranking every Indianapolis Colts team: Nos. 11-15, the promise of Andrew Luck and Eric Dickerson," 10 July 2020 West kept to himself on politics for the rest of Obama’s presidency, but was caught in a selfie with his wife, Kim Kardashian, and the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton. Siraj Hashmi, Washington Examiner, "2020 countdown: the Kanye West presidentialfest," 9 July 2020 Kanye West’s bid for the 2020 presidency has everyone up in arms — including Will & Grace's Debra Messing. Sarah Midkiff, refinery29.com, "Debra Messing Used Stacey Abrams To Attack Nina Turner — & It Backfired," 8 July 2020

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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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28 Jul 2020

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“Presidency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/presidency. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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presidency

noun
How to pronounce presidency (audio)

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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