presidium

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From Russian президиум (prezídium), from Latin praesidium.

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presidium (plural presidia or presidiums)

  1. A permanent executive committee, used primarily in Communist countries, with the power to act for a larger governing body when the latter is in recess. [1920]
  2. Such an executive committee headed by the President of the Supreme Soviet.

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Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary: Tenth Edition 1997