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

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But this horrible tragedy is not the only moment of protest worth remembering from the Vietnam War era, which spanned the presidencies of Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Richard Nixon. Lucy Diavolo, Teen Vogue, "6 Legendary Vietnam-Era Anti-War Movement Protests Everyone Should Know," 3 May 2019 Trump’s team still believes his likeliest path to the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency means re-running the 2016 map. Zeke Miller, The Seattle Times, "Trump campaign eyes chances to vie for states lost in 2016," 14 Apr. 2019 The Rocket That Wouldn't Die When Trump assumed the presidency, winning a new space race suddenly became a top priority once again. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "Not Going Back to the Moon: A Brief Timeline," 27 Mar. 2019 The state is seen as crucial for Mr. Buhari to hold on to the presidency, but the race here is too close to call. Joe Parkinson, WSJ, "Nigeria Braces for Climax of Rancorous Presidential Showdown," 15 Feb. 2019 The piece tracks Robinson’s life from a 25-year-old woman in Ireland’s Senate to the presidency to her stint as the U.N. high commissioner for human rights. Steff Yotka, Vogue, ""I Want People to Feel Connected"—Simone Rocha Constructs a Beautiful, Universal World," 20 Oct. 2018 Their concerns are an indication that China’s and Europe’s retaliatory tariffs against US exports would hit hardest in states that helped propel Trump to the presidency, bringing home the risks of a trade war ahead of November’s midterms. Saleha Mohsin, BostonGlobe.com, "US, China may talk amid escalating trade threats," 13 July 2018 Stanton said of the scribes who chronicled Marciano’s chase for a championship that once held a place in the culture akin to the presidency. Chris Brodeur, courant.com, "UConn Professor Chronicles Rocky Marciano's Rise Set Against Boxing's Murky Underworld," 12 July 2018 There was no immediate indication that Trump or Trudeau would attend Lopez Obrador’s formal ascension to the presidency on Dec. 1. Patrick J. Mcdonnell, latimes.com, "Mexico's Lopez Obrador taps longtime loyalist as nominee for top diplomat and invites Trump to inauguration," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of presidency

1591, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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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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