Presidency
Presidency Pres"i*den*cy, n.; pl. {Presidencies}. [Cf. F. pr['e]sidence.] 1. The function or condition of one who presides; superintendence; control and care. [1913 Webster]

2. The office of president; as, Washington was elected to the presidency. [1913 Webster]

3. The term during which a president holds his office; as, during the presidency of Madison. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]


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