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presidency

1. 
a. the office, dignity, or term of a president
b. the office of president of a republic, esp the office of the President of the US
2. Mormon Church
a. a local administrative council consisting of a president and two executive members
b. the supreme administrative body composed of the Prophet and two councillors
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You see, it won't ever do for me, a brigadier in the regular army, to preside over that infant court-martial - there isn't any precedent for it, don't you see.
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To inherit this wealth he had but one child—the daughter whom we have introduced to the reader, and whom he was now conveying from school to preside over a household that had too long wanted a mistress.
In his marine capacity he is admiral-general, and superintends and directs every thing relative to naval forces and other naval affairs; presides in the admiralties in person or by proxy; appoints lieutenant-admirals and other officers; and establishes councils of war, whose sentences are not executed till he approves them.
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