from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. someone who presides; a leader, an overseer, a president

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who presides.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who presides.


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  • President Bush likes to refer to himself as "The Decider" when, in fact, the Founders chose the word "President" because it comes from the term "presider" --- a much more modest post than the oneof unbridled power Bush has created for himself.

    President Supposed To Be "Presider," Not "Decider"

  • WALLANDER: I just realized I failed to do one of my most important duties she presider, which is to remind you, please, to turn off your phones and BlackBerries if you haven't already. -

  • Guidelines, para.4 There is no 'presider' at a Mass in the Extraordinary Form, this is a term introduced with the new order of Mass.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Gregorian chant was replaced with refrains from Peter, Paul and Mary's latest hits, the priest celebrant became the "presider," and the Eucharistic Sacrifice of the Mass became commonly referred to as a "communal meal!"

    Catholic Online > Daily Readings

  • Farrakhan-embracing cult leader "- is being honored at an event whose" presider "is none other than Cardinal George himself.

    Spero News

  • Though the presider had not said as much aloud, Picard was left with the distinct impression that his presence, or that of anyone else who was not an Andorian, was not welcome in the parliamentary chamber.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact Paths of Disharmony

  • All requests for interviews with the presider or any member of her administration continue to go unanswered.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact Paths of Disharmony

  • Since the presider had deigned not to reveal specifics to him at this point, Picard figured she must be trying to preserve something of a surprise for him when and if he found time to visit the site.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact Paths of Disharmony

  • For her part, the presider had busied herself with some manner of report or other work on the data reader she had brought with her, though Picard suspected her interest in whatever she might be reading was minimal, if it existed at all.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact Paths of Disharmony

  • The newsnet broadcasts were using clips from those interviews to maximum advantage, flooding the airwaves with ceaseless discussion and theorizing on the subject while waiting for the presider to make any kind of official announcement.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact Paths of Disharmony


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