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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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Acting upon this hint, Dobbin furiously canvassed the governor, the commander-in-chief, the judges, the regiments, and everybody whom he knew in the Presidency, and sent home to Sedley and Co.
On the contrary, up to 1897, the holders of stock in the Bell Companies had paid in four million, seven hundred thousand dollars more than the par value; and in the recent consolidation of Eastern companies, under the presidency of Union N.
During the campaign when Lincoln was first a candidate for the Presidency, the slaves on our far-off plantation, miles from any railroad or large city or daily newspaper, knew what the issues involved were.
This event happened previous to the expulsion of the tyrant Christiern the Second from Sweden." The battle which I witnessed took place in the Presidency of Polk, five years before the passage of Webster's Fugitive-Slave Bill.
" -- was the election of General Taylor to the Presidency. It is essential, in order to a complete estimate of the advantages of official life, to view the incumbent at the in-coming of a hostile administration.
In good truth, he was a wondrous man; and when his tongue had acquired him all other imaginable success- when it had been heard in halls of state, and in the courts of princes and potentates--after it had made him known all over the world, even as a voice crying from shore to shore--it finally per- suaded his countrymen to select him for the Presidency. Before this time- indeed, as soon as he began to grow celebrated--his admirers had found out the resemblance between him and the Great Stone Face; and so much were they struck by it, that throughout the country this distinguished gentleman was known by the name of Old Stony Phiz.
They were sons of subordinate officials in the Railway, Telegraph, and Canal Services; of warrant-officers, sometimes retired and sometimes acting as commanders-in-chief to a feudatory Rajah's army; of captains of the Indian Marine Government pensioners, planters, Presidency shopkeepers, and missionaries.
You can't offer him the Presidency of the Council; that is reserved for Poodle.
The Finnish Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henriksson will present the priorities for Finlands Presidency of the Council of the European Union before the European Parliament in Brussels this week.
BiH Presidency Member and leader of the Alliance of Independent Social Democrats (SNSD) Milorad Dodik, withdrew today his request to convene a session of the BiH Presidency, as FENA learned.
Finland's PM Antti Rinne BRUSSELS, July 17 (KUNA) -- Finland's Prime Minister Antti Rinne presented to the European Parliament in Strasbourg Wednesday the priorities of his country's six-month Presidency of the European Union, which began on July first.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has charged the Presidency to make itself clear on the corruption allegations against the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa following the alert earlier issued by the main opposition party.