presidium

noun pre·sid·i·um \ pri-ˈsi-dē-əm , prē- , -ˈzi- \
variants: or less commonly play \pri-ˈsi-dē-əm, prē-, prī-\

Definition of presidium

plural presidia play \pri-ˈsi-dē-ə, prē-, -ˈzi-, prī-\ or presidiums
1 : a permanent executive committee selected especially in Communist countries to act for a larger body
2 : a nongovernmental executive committee

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Origin and Etymology of presidium

Russian prezidium, from Latin praesidium garrison


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