presidium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Russian прези́диум (prezídium), from Latin praesidium. Doublet of presidio.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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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References[edit]

Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus, and Encyclopedia
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary: Tenth Edition 1997

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

presidium n (definite singular presidiet, indefinite plural presidier, definite plural presidia or presidiene)

  1. presidency
  2. presidium

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

presidium n (definite singular presidiet, indefinite plural presidium, definite plural presidia)

  1. presidency
  2. presidium

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin praesidium. Attested since circa 1655.

Noun[edit]

presidium n

  1. presidium
  2. chairmanship

Declension[edit]

Declension of presidium 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative presidium presidiet presidier presidierna
Genitive presidiums presidiets presidiers presidiernas

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