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president (n.)

14世纪晚期,"被任命为一个省的省长;被选为一个团体的领袖",来自古法语 president ,并直接从拉丁语 praesidentum (nominative praesidens )"总统、总督",名词使用 praesidere 的现在分词"充当首脑或首领"(见 preside )。在中古英语中,宗教机构、医院、救济院、学院和大学的负责人。

首次使用"共和国首席执行官"是在美国宪法(1787年)中,从美国早期的"负责大陆会议的官员"(1774年),早期的个别殖民地(弗吉尼亚州,1608年),这个意义来自于"会议或一群人的选定负责人",这是来自于中世纪英语。在大革命期间和之后,某些州(新罕布什尔州、宾夕法尼亚州、特拉华州、南卡罗来纳州)的首席行政官立即接受了这个头衔,最终恢复了 governor

从1781年开始,银行的首席官员就开始使用这个称号。俚语的缩写 prez 是1883年的记录。女性的形式 presidentess 被证明从1763年开始。

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Definitions of president from WordNet
1
president (n.)
an executive officer of a firm or corporation;
president (n.)
the chief executive of a republic;
president (n.)
the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization;
president (n.)
the head administrative officer of a college or university;
Synonyms: prexy
2
President (n.)
the person who holds the office of head of state of the United States government;
Synonyms: President of the United States / United States President / Chief Executive
President (n.)
the office of the United States head of state;
Synonyms: President of the United States / Chief Executive
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