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)

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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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