praesideo

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From prae + sedeō (sit).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

present active praesideō, present infinitive praesidēre, perfect active praesēdī, supine praesessum

  1. I sit before or in front of.
  2. I sit beforehand.
  3. I guard, watch, protect, defend.
  4. I preside over, have the care or management of, direct, command, control, govern, superintend.

Inflection[edit]

  • This verb has only limited passive conjugation; only third-person passive forms are attested in surviving sources.

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References[edit]

  • praesideo in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879