Pre*sid"i*al (?), Pre*sid"i*a*ry (?), a. [L. praesidialis and praesidiarius, fr. praesidium a presiding over, defense, guard. See Preside.]

Of or pertaining to a garrison; having a garrison.

There are three presidial castles in this city.
Howell.

 

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Pre*sid"i*a*ry, n. [L. praesidiarium.]

A guard. [Obs.] "Heavenly presidiaries." Bp. Hall.

 

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