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vice president

or vice-pres·i·dent (vīs′prĕz′ĭ-dənt, -dĕnt′)
n. Abbr. VP
1. An officer ranking next below a president, usually empowered to assume the president's duties under conditions such as absence, illness, or death.
2. A deputy to a president, especially in a corporation, in charge of a specific department or location: vice president of sales.

vice-pres′i·den·cy n.
vice-pres′i·den′tial adj.

vice president

n
an officer ranking immediately below a president and serving as his or her deputy. A vice president takes the president's place during his or her absence or incapacity, after his or her death, and in certain other circumstances. Abbreviation: VP or V. Pres
ˌvice ˈpresidency n
ˌvice ˌpresiˈdential adj

vice′ pres′ident

or vice′-pres′ident

(vaɪs)
n.
1. (often caps.) a governmental officer next in rank to a president, serving as president in the event of the president's death, disability, removal, or resignation.
2. an officer who serves as a deputy to a president or oversees a special division or function, as in a corporation.
[1565–75]
vice′ pres′idency, n.
vice′-presiden′tial, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vice president - an executive officer ranking immediately below a presidentvice president - an executive officer ranking immediately below a president; may serve in the president's place under certain circumstances
executive, executive director - a person responsible for the administration of a business
executive vice president - a vice president holding executive power
senior vice president - the ranking vice president in a firm that has more than one
Vice President of the United States - the vice president of the United States who presides over the United States Senate
References in classic literature ?
He shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years, and, together with the Vice President chosen for the same Term, be elected, as follows:
In every Case, after the Choice of the President, the Person having the greatest Number of Votes of the Electors shall be the Vice President.
In Case of the Removal of the President from Office, or of his Death, Resignation, or Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the said Office, the Same shall devolve on the Vice President, and the Congress may by Law provide for the Case of Removal, Death, Resignation or Inability, both of the President and Vice President, declaring what Officer shall then act as President, and such Officer shall act accordingly, until the Disability be removed, or a President shall be elected.
The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

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