preside
intransitive verb (presided; presiding) Etymology: Latin praesidēre to guard, preside over, from prae- + sedēre to sit — more at sit Date: 1608 1. to exercise guidance, direction, or control 2. a. to occupy the place of authority ; act as president, chairman, or moderator b. to occupy a position similar to that of a president or chairman 3. to occupy a position of featured instrumental performer — usually used with at <
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presider noun

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  • préside — [ prezid ] n. m. • 1556; esp. presidio ♦ Hist. Poste fortifié espagnol, place forte servant de bagne. Les présides d Afrique, des Indes. ● préside nom masculin (espagnol presidio, du latin praesidium, garnison) Poste fortifié que possédaient les… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • preside — pre·side /pri zīd/ vi pre·sid·ed, pre·sid·ing 1: to exercise guidance, direction, or control 2: to occupy the place of authority: direct or regulate proceedings as chief officer Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Preside — Pre*side , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Presided}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Presiding}.] [L. praesidere; prae before + sedere to sit: cf. F. pr[ e]sider. See {Sit}.] 1. To be set, or to sit, in the place of authority; to occupy the place of president, chairman,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • preside — UK US /prɪˈzaɪd/ verb [I] ► to be in charge of a formal meeting or ceremony: preside at sth »The Chairman shall preside at meetings of the stockholders …   Financial and business terms

  • Préside — Le préside est une place forte construite par les Espagnols, notamment sur les côtes d Afrique du Nord. On y envoyait les condamnés aux travaux forcés. Il se disait de Postes fortifiés occupés par les Espagnols, et spécialement de ceux où ils… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • présidé — présidé, ée (pré zi dé, dée) part. passé de présider. Où l on préside. L assemblée présidée par un homme ferme et habile …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • preside — (v.) 1610s, from Fr. présider preside over, govern (15c.), from L. praesidere stand guard, superintend, lit. sit in front of, from prae before (see PRE (Cf. pre )) + sedere to sit (see SEDENTARY (Cf. sedentary)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • preside — ► VERB 1) be in a position of authority in a meeting, court, etc. 2) (preside over) be in charge of (a situation). ORIGIN Latin praesidere, from prae before + sedere sit …   English terms dictionary

  • preside — [prē zīd′, prizīd′] vi. presided, presiding [Fr présider < L praesidere, to preside over, protect < prae , PRE + sedere, to SIT] 1. to be in the position of authority in an assembly; serve as chairman 2. to have or exercise control or… …   English World dictionary

  • preside — {{hw}}{{preside}}{{/hw}}(o s ) s. m.  e f. Capo di un istituto d istruzione secondaria. (V. nota d uso ACCENTO) …   Enciclopedia di italiano

  • preside — / prɛside/ s.m. [dal lat. praeses sĭdis, propr. chi siede avanti, chi presiede , der. di praesidēre ]. 1. (stor.) [nella Roma imperiale, chi governava una provincia] ▶◀ governatore. 2. (anche f.) (prof., educ.) [nell ordinamento scolastico… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

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