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See also: présidial


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From Middle French presidial, from Latin praesidialis, variant of praesidalis, from praeses (provincial governor).



presidial (comparative more presidial, superlative most presidial)

  1. Belonging to a province, or being like a province; provincial.
  2. Pertaining to a president or one who presides; presidential.
    • 1891, Mary Noailles Murfree, In the "Stranger People's" Country, Nebraska 2005, p. 22:
      the doorway was vacant save for a large brindled cur that stood upon the threshold, wagging his tail and watching the scene with a suave, indulgent, presidial gaze, as if he were the patron of the ball.
  3. Having or relating to a garrison.
    • Howell
      There are three presidial castles in this city.


Middle French[edit]


First known attestation 1435, borrowed from Latin praesidialis[1].


presidial m (feminine singular presidiale, masculine plural presidiaulx, feminine plural presidiales)

  1. of or relating to a court having the ability to make a judgment of up to 250 pounds without the possibility of appeal


  1. ^ presidial” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).