presidential

adjective pres·i·den·tial \ ˌpre-zə-ˈden(t)-shəl , ˌprez-ˈden(t)- \

Definition of presidential

1 a : 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

First Known Use of presidential

1582

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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PRESIDENTIAL Defined for Kids

presidential

adjective pres·i·den·tial \ ˌpre-zə-ˈden-shəl \

Definition of presidential for Students

: of or relating to a president or the presidency


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