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pre·side

 (prĭ-zīd′)
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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These exercises were held in the Crystal Palace, and the presiding officer was the late Duke of Westminster, who was said to be, I believe, the richest man in England, if not in the world.
I will go on examining authorities and reporting progress until she is well enough to get me out of this scrape by presiding herself.
In ancient times the power of the kings extended to everything whatsoever, both civil, domestic, and foreign; but in after-times they relinquished some of their privileges, and others the people assumed, so that, in some states, they left their kings only the right of presiding over the sacrifices; and even those whom it were worth while to call by that name had only the right of being commander-in-chief in their foreign wars.
One day, in the sick chamber of Father Ephraim, who had been forty years the presiding elder over the Shaker settlement at Goshen, there was an assemblage of several of the chief men of the sect.
Thus, the presiding Judge had himself revised his charge to the jury.
Zat Arras himself sat in the golden chair of the presiding magistrate.
Anne picked up her orchids and went downstairs, where Aunt Jamesina was presiding over a row of coats hung before the fire to warm.
m which will be presided over by designated presiding officer SardarYaqub Nasir.
The new system will enable presiding officers to transmit result to returning officers and Election Commission in real-time.
Justice Odunga, who has been serving at the Judicial Review Division in Nairobi, has been moved to Machakos High Court as the presiding judge, swapping places with Justice Pauline Nyamweya.
KARACHI -- District and Sessions Judge, Manthar Ali Jatoi, presently working as Presiding Officer, Special Court, Sindh Public Property (Removal of Encroachment), Hyderabad, is directed to join his new assignment as a Presiding Officer, Sindh Labour Court no.
Individual appointed as consultant and presiding over post of advisor development budget doesn't have the credentials to preside meetings of senior officers.