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From praesideō.


praeses m (genitive praesidis); third declension

  1. sitting before (usually to guard or take care of something or someone)
  2. protector, guard, guardian, defender
    Synonyms: dēfēnsor, vindex, cū̆stōs, appāritor
  3. head, chief, ruler
    Synonym: magister


Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative praeses praesidēs
Genitive praesidis praesidum
Dative praesidī praesidibus
Accusative praesidem praesidēs
Ablative praeside praesidibus
Vocative praeses praesidēs

Derived terms[edit]


  • praeses”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • praeses”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • praeses in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • praeses in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • praeses”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • praeses”, in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin