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intr.v. pre·sid·ed, pre·sid·ing, pre·sides
1. To hold the position of authority; act as chairperson or president: presided over the department for a year.
2. To possess or exercise authority or control: preside at a meeting.
3. Music To be the featured instrumental performer: presided at the keyboard.

[French présider, from Old French, from Latin praesidēre : prae-, pre- + sedēre, to sit; see sed- in Indo-European roots.]

pre·sid′er n.
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In the discussion of eucharistic prayers, for example, Harrison was "vividly aware of the difference between our tradition that insists upon communally-authorized liturgies and the United tradition that gives the presider freedom to compose a liturgy.
He reminds the reader that authentic Christian ministry is sacramental, with the presider accompanying the church on its journey into the realm of God through the sacraments.
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