presidium

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

\pri-, prē-, prī-\

Definition of presidium

plural

-ia

\-dē-ə\ or

presidiums

  1. 1 :  a permanent executive committee selected especially in Communist countries to act for a larger body

  2. 2 :  a nongovernmental executive committee

Origin and Etymology of presidium

Russian prezidium, from Latin praesidium garrison


First Known Use: 1920


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