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.