Definitions for: Presidency


[n] the office and function of president; "Andrew Jackson expanded the power of the presidency beyond what was customary before his time"
[n] the tenure of a president; "things were quiet during the Eisenhower administration"



Webster (1913) Definition: Pres"i*den*cy, n.; pl. Presidencies. [Cf. F.
pr['e]sidence.]
1. The function or condition of one who presides;
superintendence; control and care.

2. The office of president; as, Washington was elected to the
presidency.

3. The term during which a president holds his office; as,
during the presidency of Madison.

4. 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.

Synonyms: administration, presidential term, presidentship

See Also: berth, Chief Executive, incumbency, office, place, position, post, President, President of the United States, situation, spot, tenure, term of office

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