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


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


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


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


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.


© Webster 1913.

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