vice presidency

noun

Definition of vice presidency

: the office of vice president

Examples of vice presidency in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The California senator, who is also the first person of South Asian descent elected to the vice presidency, will become the highest-ranking woman ever to serve in government. Lindsey Bahr, USA TODAY, "Kamala Harris books see order surge following Joe Biden election victory," 9 Nov. 2020 The California senator, who is also the first person of South Asian descent elected to the vice presidency, will become the highest-ranking woman ever to serve in government. Lindsey Bahr, Star Tribune, "Kamala Harris books surge in popularity after election," 8 Nov. 2020 Amid a time when the nation is grappling with racial injustice and a divisive election, her ascending to the vice presidency sends a message of equality and a rejection of white supremacy. Natalie Gontcharova, refinery29.com, "Kamala Harris Did That!," 7 Nov. 2020 Harris is the first Black woman elected to the vice presidency. NBC News, "Lucille Bridges, mother of activist Ruby Bridges, dies at 86," 11 Nov. 2020 Harris is the first Black woman elected to the vice presidency. CBS News, "Lucille Bridges, mother of civil rights activist Ruby Bridges, has died at age 86," 11 Nov. 2020 Harris is the first Black woman elected to the vice presidency. The Associated Press, NOLA.com, "Lucille Bridges, mother of New Orleans civil rights activist Ruby Bridges, dies at 86," 11 Nov. 2020 Berkeley officials introduced a resolution Monday calling on the Berkeley Unified School District to consider renaming a local elementary school to Kamala Harris Elementary in honor of her election to the vice presidency. Vanessa Arredondo, SFChronicle.com, "Kamala Harris Elementary? Berkeley vice mayor wants school renamed to honor vice president-elect," 10 Nov. 2020 For many Black women, Biden's choice of Harris, who will be the first Black woman and the first South Asian woman to hold the vice presidency, made their votes an extension of the legacy of civil rights workers Fannie Lou Hamer and Shirley Chisholm. Kat Stafford, Star Tribune, "'This is proof': Biden's win reveals power of Black voters," 9 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of vice presidency

1804, in the meaning defined above

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“Vice presidency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vice%20presidency. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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vice-presidency

noun

Legal Definition of vice-presidency

: the office of vice president

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