Pres"i*den*cy (?), n.; pl. Presidencies (#). [Cf. F. pr'esidence.]

1.

The function or condition of one who presides; superintendence; control and care.

2.

The office of president; as, Washington was elected to the presidency.

3.

The term during which a president holds his office; as, during the presidency of Madison.

4.

One of the three great divisions of British India, the Bengal, Madras, and Bombay Presidencies, each of which had a council of which its governor was president.

 

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