presidio

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See also: presidiò

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Spanish, from Latin praesidium. Coined in 1763.

Noun[edit]

presidio (plural presidios)

  1. A garrisoned place, especially one that is or was, at one time, under Spanish control.
    • 1948, Carey McWilliams, North from Mexico / The Spanish-Speaking People of The United States, J. B. Lippincott Company, page 25,
      While De Anza was exploring the Bay of San Francisco, seeking a site for the presidio, the American colonists on the eastern seaboard, three thousand miles away, were celebrating the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

presidio m (plural presidi)

  1. garrison
  2. presidium

Verb[edit]

presidio

  1. first-person singular present indicative of presidiare