pre·​sid·​i·​al | \ pri-ˈsi-dē-əl How to pronounce presidial (audio) , -ˈzi- How to pronounce presidial (audio) \

Definition of presidial

1 [French présidial, from Middle French, alteration of presidal, from Late Latin praesidalis of a provincial governor, from Latin praesid-, praeses] : provincial sense 1
2 : of, having, or constituting a garrison
3 : of or relating to a president

First Known Use of presidial

1576, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for presidial

Late Latin praesidialis, from Latin praesidium garrison, from praesid-, praeses guard, governor, from praesidēre

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“Presidial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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