pres·​i·​den·​tial | \ ˌpre-zə-ˈden(t)-shəl How to pronounce presidential (audio) , ˌprez-ˈden(t)- \

Definition of presidential

1a : of, relating to, or befitting a president or a president's authority presidential duties/responsibilities a presidential pardon a presidential manner/bearing the presidential library
b : of or relating to the election of a president the presidential campaign a presidential convention
c : performing functions delegated by or under the authority of a president a presidential committee a presidential agent
2 : of, based upon, or having the characteristics of presidential government a presidential system a presidential republic

Other Words from presidential

presidentially \ ˌpre-​zə-​ˈden(t)-​sh(ə-​)lē How to pronounce presidential (audio) , ˌprez-​ˈden(t)-​ \ adverb
a presidentially appointed judge

First Known Use of presidential

1582, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Presidential.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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pres·​i·​den·​tial | \ ˌpre-zə-ˈden-shəl \

Kids Definition of presidential

: of or relating to a president or the presidency

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