vice presidency


Definition of vice presidency

: the office of vice president

Examples of vice presidency in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Biden aimed to model his relationship with Harris on his own vice presidency and directed aides early in his presidency to employ her in a similar fashion. Edward-isaac Dovere And Jasmine Wright, CNN, 14 Nov. 2021 But 10 months into her vice presidency, Ms. Harris’s track record on delivering on the administration’s global priorities has been mixed. New York Times, 12 Nov. 2021 President Joe Biden's son died of brain cancer in 2015 during Biden's vice presidency. Aaron Parsley,, 7 Oct. 2021 In July 1972, at the Democratic National Convention in Miami Beach, Ms. Farenthold’s name was placed in nomination for the vice presidency by Ms. Steinem. New York Times, 27 Sep. 2021 In August 2020, Eastman published an op-ed in Newsweek arguing, in a just-asking-questions fashion, that Kamala Harris might be ineligible for the vice presidency because her parents were not U.S. citizens at her birth. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 24 Sep. 2021 Biden attended a dignified transfer for two U.S. soldiers killed in a suicide blast at Bagram Airfield in the final months of his vice presidency in 2016. Aamer Madhani, Anchorage Daily News, 30 Aug. 2021 Aides to Harris consider Wednesday night another marker in an already historic period in the history of the vice presidency and women in politics, but stress that the substance of her work is more important. Ed O'keefe, Rebecca Kaplan, CBS News, 29 Apr. 2021 Biden made a final call to former Vice President Walter Mondale, then in the last days of his life, from home in Delaware, a coda to a long relationship with the inventor of the modern vice presidency. Kevin Liptak, CNN, 29 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of vice presidency

1804, in the meaning defined above

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“Vice presidency.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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: the office of vice president


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