Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The function or condition of one who presides; superintendence; control and care.
  • noun The office of president.
  • noun The term during which a president holds his office.
  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun the tenure of a president
  • noun the office and function of president

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Examples

  • Do you really think a McCain presidency is going to allow Mrs. Clinton to become a part of any major policy-making or allow her ideas to immediately come to the forefront of discussions?

    Couple divided on what happens next

  • Though, the good thing about a McCain presidency is that when he institutes a draft so that he can declare war on Iran and Syria and North Korea, the gays will be staying home.

    Obama pens an open letter to the gay community. Where is John McCain's letter?

  • The trepidation you feel about the possibility of a Palin presidency is probably akin to what conservatives feel about an Obama presidency.

    Waldo Jaquith - McCain camp can’t cite any Palin foreign policy experience.

  • Though, the good thing about a McCain presidency is that when he institutes a draft so that he can declare war on Iran and Syria and North Korea, the gays will be staying home.

    Obama pens an open letter to the gay community. Where is John McCain's letter?

  • Turkey will assume the term presidency of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers for six months as of November 2010.

    Hurriyet Dailynews

  • Turkey and Kazakhstan, two countries that have common historical and cultural ties, will put their mark on the Eurasian region in 2010, as Kazakhstan's one-year chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) formally began last month and Turkey will take over the term presidency of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) from Kazakhstan in June.

    TODAY'S ZAMAN :: News

  • Turkey and Kazakhstan, two countries that have common historical and cultural ties, will put their mark on the Eurasian region in 2010, as Kazakhstan's one-year chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) formally began last month and Turkey will take over the term presidency of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) from Kazakhstan in June.

    TODAY'S ZAMAN :: News

  • Turkey will assume the term presidency of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers for six months as of November 2010.

    Hurriyet Dailynews

  • Turkey will take over the term presidency of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) from Kazakhstan during a CICA summit meeting to be held in Istanbul next summer.

    Turkish Press

  • Yet there's nothing remotely surprising about them: Republicans have repeatedly said similar things in the past, and some (see DeMint, Jim) have openly acted as if guaranteeing a one-term Obama presidency is their number-one animating goal for two years now.

    Dems rip Mitch McConnell's "one term" remark, but will voters care?

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