presiding officer

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Noun1.presiding officer - the leader of a group meeting
leader - a person who rules or guides or inspires others
moderator - someone who presides over a forum or debate
moderator - in the Presbyterian church, the officer who presides over a synod or general assembly
chairman, chairperson, chairwoman, chair, president - the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization; "address your remarks to the chairperson"
Speaker - the presiding officer of a deliberative assembly; "the leader of the majority party is the Speaker of the House of Representatives"
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Roger Wolcott, then Governor of Massachusetts, was the presiding officer, and on the platform with him were many other officials and hundreds of distinguished men.
The court also ruled that the significance or impact of the lack of either one or both signatures of the presiding officer and the deputy presiding officer must be addressed through the final submissions.
You can move up the ladder - and earn more money If you've been a poll clerk before, you can then apply to be a presiding officer.
Marwick was a long-term SNP politician before taking on the neutral presiding officer role, Holyrood's version of the Commons speaker, and has always opposed the honours system.
None of the parties imposed a whip on the Presiding Officer vote, and Labour decided at a group meeting before the plenary session that none of its AMs should be nominated for the post, even though Ms Hutt in particular was keen to stand.
Lord Elis-Thomas was the Presiding Officer - similar to the Speaker in the House of Commons - for the first three Assemblies.
The Presiding Officer will also lay a wreath at the Wales National War Memorial in Alexandra Gardens, at the National Service of Remembrance for Wales, on Sunday, November 10.
Any person who fails to obey any lawful order of the presiding officer may immediately, by order of the presiding officer, be removed from the place of poll and the person so removed shall not, without the permission of the presiding officer, re-enter such place, he told further.
An Assembly Commission statement said: "As the motions will not have been considered by the Assembly before the end of this week, the Presiding Officer will have no alternative but to give notice to the two regional returning officers in question, that electoral region vacancies exist.
The presiding officer concerned says he was kidnapped and his abductors had burnt all the record due to his refusal to temper with the records.
The chamber earlier burst out laughing when outgoing Presiding Officer George Reid explained the system to prevent an embarrassing repeat of the May 3 disaster.
She said: "The presiding officer was ill and struggled to get in.