president

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See also: President and président

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French president, from Latin praesidēns (presiding over; president, leader) (accusative: praesidentem). The Latin word is the substantivized present active participle of the verb praesideō (preside over). The verb is composed from prae (before) and sedeō (sit). The original meaning of the verb is 'to sit before' in the sense of presiding at a meeting. A secondary meaning of the verb is 'to command, to govern'. So praesidēns means 'the presiding one on a meeting' or 'governor, commander'.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɹɛzɨdənt/
  • (file)
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: pre‧si‧dent

Noun[edit]

president (plural presidents)

  1. The head of state of a republic, a representative democracy and sometimes a dictatorship.
    • 2007, Benjamin Camins, Hillary Is the Best Choice, Page 144
      [] to change the pattern of the last 220 years of only voting for a white male president, and elect a woman president []
    The vast majority of presidents have been male.
  2. Primary leader of a corporation. Not to be confused with CEO, which is a related but separate position that is sometimes held by a different person.
  3. A person presiding over a meeting, chair, presiding officer, presider.
  4. Obsolete form of precedent.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)

Synonyms[edit]

  • prez (humorous or informal)

Translations[edit]

Adjective[edit]

president (not comparable)

  1. Occupying the first rank or chief place; having the highest authority; presiding.
    • Milton
      His angels president / In every province.

Catalan[edit]

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Noun[edit]

president m (plural presidents)

  1. president

Czech[edit]

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Noun[edit]

president m

  1. Alternative spelling of prezident

Dutch[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: pre‧si‧dent

Noun[edit]

president m (plural presidenten, diminutive presidentje n)

  1. president

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Ladin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

president m (plural presidenc)

  1. president

Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

president m (plural presidens)

  1. president (leader of an organization)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin praesidens

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: pre‧si‧dent

Noun[edit]

president m (definite singular presidenten, indefinite plural presidenter, definite plural presidentene)

  1. a president

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin praesidens

Noun[edit]

president m (definite singular presidenten, indefinite plural presidentar, definite plural presidentane)

  1. a president

References[edit]


Swedish[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

president c

  1. a chairman, presiding member of an assembly, e.g. a court of law
  2. a president, head of state in a republic

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