from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The office, function, or term of a president.
  • n. The office of president of a republic.
  • n. The office of the President of the United States.
  • n. Mormon Church A governing body on a local level consisting of three men.
  • n. Mormon Church The chief administrative body of the church.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The office or role of president.
  • n. The bureaucratic organization and governmental initiatives devolving directly from the president.
  • n. The time during which one is president; a president's term of office.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The function or condition of one who presides; superintendence; control and care.
  • n. The office of president.
  • n. The term during which a president holds his office.
  • n. One of the three great divisions of British India, the Bengal, Madras, and Bombay Presidencies, each of which had a council of which its governor was president.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Superintendence and direction; controlling and directing influence, as of a president.
  • n. The office of president: as, the presidency of a college or a railroad corporation; specifically [capitalized], the office of President of the United States.
  • n. The term during which a president holds office: as, the presidency of Lincoln, of Thiers, etc.
  • n. In British India, a chief administrative division.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the tenure of a president
  • n. the office and function of president


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