Definitions

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  • n. a permanent executive committee in socialist countries that has all the powers of some larger legislative body and that acts for it when it is not in session

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Examples

  • Sancte Michael Archangele, defende nos in praelio; contra nequitiam et insidias diaboli esto praesidium.

    Distributism by Thomas Storck

  • Partly as a result of your witness, Father, and in honour of your Jubilee, I have re-joined the Legion of Mary today albeit on Facebook, lol - now all I need to find is a praesidium in the Southampton vicinity - a bit thin on the ground, or maybe even underground, who knows!

    Roadworks at Blackfen

  • Sancte Michaël Archangele, defénde nos in praelio, contra nequitam et insidias diaboli esto praesidium.

    Saint Michel Archange, Saint Michael the Archangel.

  • Last week hundreds of women party demonstrators barricaded the national political commissar at the party headquarters, demanding that the party's praesidium comprising Mugabe, two vice presidents and the party chairman allow them to choose their own candidates at the party's primary elections this weekend.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Disciplina praesidium civitatis (its UT's motto, though im not sure what it means ...) dulce est desipere in loco (it is pleasent to play the fool sometimes)

    happychelsea Diary Entry

  • Its main story dealt with a meeting of the praesidium of the

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Huc consul simul temptandi gratia, et si paterentur, opportunitate loci, praesidium imposuit; [268] praeterea imperavit frumentum et alia, quae bello usui forent, comportare, [269] ratus id quod res monebat, frequentiam negotiatorum et commeatum juvaturum exercitum et jam paratis rebus munimento fore.

    C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino

  • Neque tamen senatus provinciam invitus dederat; quippe foedum hominem a re publica procul esse volebat; simul quia boni complures praesidium in eo putabant, et jam tum potentia Pompeii formidolosa erat.

    C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino

  • Cui Metellus petenti more regum ut sellam juxta poneret, item postea custodiae causa turmam equitum Romanorum, utrumque negaverat, honorem, quod eorum modo foret, quos populus Romanus reges appellavisset, praesidium, quod contumeliosum in eos [350] foret, si equites Romani satellites Numidae traderentur.

    C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino

  • Sed pariter cum capta Thala legati ex oppido Lepti ad Metellum venerant orantes, uti praesidium praefectumque eo mitteret; Hamilcarem quendam, hominem nobilem, factiosum, novis rebus studere, adversum quem neque imperia magistratuum neque leges valerent; ni id festinaret, in summo periculo suam salutem, illorum [402] socios fore.

    C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino

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