- 1The elected head of a republican state: the Irish president [as title]: President KennedyMore example sentences
- It had a democratically elected president and a Congress just as we do.
- I never thought I'd be so well cared for by the president and the Republicans in Congress.
- Everyone who says vote Democrat at any price accepts that somehow Democratic presidents have a better record than Republican presidents.
- 1.1The head of a society, council, or other organization: the president of the European CommunityMore example sentences
- It's hard to be interested in winning when your organization - from the president down to the manager - isn't.
- Samuel Pepys was the son of a London tailor and a president of the Royal Society.
- And we'll also have gorillas, crows, dogs, and the new president of the Royal Society of London.
- 1.2North American The head of a college or university.More example sentences
- A new president of Murray State University, F. King Alexander, took office this past winter.
- Only 2 percent of all women presidents head major research universities.
- The chief executive officer of a university is the president, who is usually appointed by the government.
- 1.3North American The head of a company.
- 2 Christian Church The celebrant at a Eucharist.More example sentences
- The old typology understands the president at the Eucharist not in terms of a bare symbolism, but in terms of a symbolic realism.
- It was important, the president and the clergyman said, that they hear from a representative woman.
- The challenge cannot be remanded solely to rectors and presidents; it must effectively engage the entire community of believers.
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- The series of television debates in the American presidential elections has seen ratings soar.
- French presidential campaigning, even with passions running so high, lacks frenzy.
- The ground has therefore been laid for a presidential approach, but war presents new challenges.
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- He gets plenty of media coverage anyway, standing on runways looking presidential, delivering presidential speeches in various impressive fora, presidentially signing bills into law.
- I've overseen over 150 presidentially declared disasters.
- And he presented himself very presidentially in that first debate, and the president had the worst debate of his life.
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- After the shame of Gujarat, which has tarnished India's image as a secular, tolerant country, his presidentship is likely to send a positive message to the world.
- A meeting of all these committees was held in a marriage palace, 3 km from here, under the presidentship of Mr Ahir.
- The university's Urdu department organised many large seminars during his presidentship.
late Middle English: via Old French from Latin praesident- 'sitting before' (see preside).