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pres·i·den·cy

 (prĕz′ĭ-dən-sē, -dĕn′-)
n. pl. pres·i·den·cies
1. The office, function, or term of a president.
2.
a. The office of president of a republic.
b. The office of the president of the United States.
3. Mormon Church
a. A governing body on a local level consisting of three men.
b. The chief administrative body of the church.

presidency

(ˈprɛzɪdənsɪ)
n, pl -cies
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. the office, dignity, or term of a president
b. (often capital) the office of president of a republic, esp the office of the President of the US
2. (Christian Churches, other) Mormon Church
a. a local administrative council consisting of a president and two executive members
b. (often capital) the supreme administrative body composed of the Prophet and two councillors

pres•i•den•cy

(ˈprɛz ɪ dən si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. the office, function, or term of office of a president.
2. (often cap.) the office of President of the United States.
3. (in the Mormon Church)
a. a local governing body consisting of a council of three.
b. (often cap.) the highest administrative body, composed of the prophet and his two councilors.
4. (often cap.) the former designation of any of the three original provinces of British India: Bengal, Bombay, and Madras.
[1585–95; < Medieval Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.presidency - the tenure of a presidentpresidency - the tenure of a president; "things were quiet during the Eisenhower administration"
incumbency, tenure, term of office - the term during which some position is held
2.presidency - the office and function of president; "Andrew Jackson expanded the power of the presidency beyond what was customary before his time"
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
Chief Executive, President of the United States, President - the office of the United States head of state; "a President is elected every four years"
Translations
مُدَّة رِئاسَهمَنْصِب رَئيس
předsednictvíprezidentství
præsidentembedepræsidenttid
elnöki tisztség
forsetaembættiforsetatíî
大統領就任期間大統領職社長在任期間社長職
prezidentstvo
başkanlıkbaşkanlık dönemi

presidency

[ˈprezɪdənsɪ] N
1. (= office) [of country, organization, company] → presidencia f
he is to be nominated for the presidencylo van a nombrar candidato a la presidencia
2. (= period of office) [of country] → mandato m presidencial, presidencia f; [of organization, company] → presidencia f, periodo m de gestión en la presidencia

presidency

[ˈprɛzɪdənsi] nprésidence f
during his presidency → pendant sa présidence

presidency

nPräsidentschaft f; (esp US: of company) → Aufsichtsratsvorsitz m; (US Univ) → Rektorat nt

presidency

[ˈprɛzɪdnsɪ] n (Pol) → presidenza (Am) (of company) → direzione f

preside

(priˈzaid) verb
to be the chairman of a meeting etc. The prime minister presided at/over the meeting.
presidency (ˈprezidənsi) plural ˈpresidencies noun
1. the rank or office of a president. His ambition is the presidency.
2. the period of time for which somebody is president. during the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower.
president (ˈprezidənt) noun
1. the leading member of a club, association etc. She was elected president of the Music Society.
2. the leader of a republic. the President of the United States.
presidential (preziˈdenʃəl) adjective
a presidential election.
References in classic literature ?
was the election of General Taylor to the Presidency.
I take it that this part of the bill must have run something like this: Grand Contested Election for the Presidency of the United States.
I hear of a convention to be held at Baltimore, or elsewhere, for the selection of a candidate for the Presidency, made up chiefly of editors, and men who are politicians by profession; but I think, what is it to any independent, intelligent, and respectable man what decision they may come to?
While these discussions were going on amongst the group outside the Rainbow, a higher consultation was being carried on within, under the presidency of Mr.
On the contrary, up to 1897, the holders of stock in the Bell Companies had paid in four million, seven hundred thousand dollars more than the par value; and in the recent consolidation of Eastern companies, under the presidency of Union N.
You have raised your voices in an unmistakable chorus, you have cast your votes in historic numbers, you have changed the face of congress, the presidency, and the political process itself.
The only office of state which I ever held, O men of Athens, was that of senator: the tribe Antiochis, which is my tribe, had the presidency at the trial of the generals who had not taken up the bodies of the slain after the battle of Arginusae; and you proposed to try them in a body, contrary to law, as you all thought afterwards; but at the time I was the only one of the Prytanes who was opposed to the illegality, and I gave my vote against you; and when the orators threatened to impeach and arrest me, and you called and shouted, I made up my mind that I would run the risk, having law and justice with me, rather than take part in your injustice because I feared imprisonment and death.
Thus he learned that, after long persecutions, Smith reappeared in Illinois, and in 1839 founded a community at Nauvoo, on the Mississippi, numbering twenty-five thousand souls, of which he became mayor, chief justice, and general-in-chief; that he announced himself, in 1843, as a candidate for the Presidency of the United States; and that finally, being drawn into ambuscade at Carthage, he was thrown into prison, and assassinated by a band of men disguised in masks.
In good truth, he was a wondrous man; and when his tongue had acquired him all other imaginable success- when it had been heard in halls of state, and in the courts of princes and potentates--after it had made him known all over the world, even as a voice crying from shore to shore--it finally per- suaded his countrymen to select him for the Presidency.
They were sons of subordinate officials in the Railway, Telegraph, and Canal Services; of warrant-officers, sometimes retired and sometimes acting as commanders-in-chief to a feudatory Rajah's army; of captains of the Indian Marine Government pensioners, planters, Presidency shopkeepers, and missionaries.
You can't offer him the Presidency of the Council; that is reserved for Poodle.
Hence, a committee has been organized under the presidency of the Regent of Saxe-Cogurg-Gotha; my friend Petermann is its secretary; a national subscription has provided for the expense of the expedition, whose strength has been increased by the voluntary accession of several learned men, and M.