Etymology
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presidency (n.)

1590s, "office of a president," also "superintendence, direction," from Medieval Latin praesidentia "office of a president" (mid-13c.), from Latin praesidentem (nominative praesidens) "president, governor" (see president). Earlier was presidentship (1520s), presidence (c. 1500). Meaning "a president's term in office" is from 1610s. In British India, a chief administrative division.

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Definitions of presidency

presidency (n.)
the tenure of a president;
Synonyms: presidential term / administration
presidency (n.)
the office and function of president;
Andrew Jackson expanded the power of the presidency beyond what was customary before his time
Synonyms: presidentship
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