Presidiary
Presidial Pre*sid"i*al, Presidiary 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. [1913 Webster]

There are three presidial castles in this city. --Howell. [1913 Webster]


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  • Presidiary — Pre*sid i*a*ry, n. [L. praesidiarium.] A guard. [Obs.] Heavenly presidiaries. Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • presidiary — dēˌerē adjective Etymology: Latin praesidiarius, from praesidium defense, garrison, fortification + arius ary : presidial 1 presidiary cohorts were stationed at every threatened point Charles Merivale …   Useful english dictionary

  • presidiary — adjective Date: 1599 presidial 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • presidiary — pre·sid·i·ary …   English syllables

  • Presidial — Pre*sid i*al, Presidiary 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. [1913 Webster] There are three presidial castles… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • presidio — presidial, presidiary /pri sid ee er ee/, adj. /pri sid ee oh /; Sp. /prdde see dhyaw/, n., pl. presidios / sid ee ohz /; Sp. / see dhyaws/. 1. a garrisoned fort; military post. 2. a Spanish penal settlement. [1755 65, Amer.; < Sp < L praesidium… …   Universalium

  • presidio — /prəˈsɪdioʊ/ (say pruh sideeoh) noun (plural presidios /prəˈsɪdioʊz/ (say pruh sideeohz)) 1. a garrisoned fort; a military post. 2. → penal settlement. {Spanish, from Latin praesidium guard, garrison, post} –presidial, presidiary, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • presidio — ☆ presidio [pri sid′ē ō΄ ] n. pl. presidios [Sp < L praesidium, garrison < praeses, guard < praesidere: see PRESIDE] a fortified place or military post, esp. in the SW U.S. presidial adj. presidiary …   English World dictionary

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