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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  President  \Pres"i*dent\,  n. 
  Precedent.  [Obs.]  --Bacon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  President  \Pres"i*dent\,  a. 
  Occupying  the  first  rank  or  chief  place  having  the  highest 
  authority;  presiding.  [R.] 
 
  His  angels  president  In  every  province.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  President  \Pres"i*dent\,  n.  [F.  pr['e]sident,  L.  praesidens 
  -entis,  p.  pr  of  praesidere  See  {Preside}.] 
  1.  One  who  is  elected  or  appointed  to  preside;  a  presiding 
  officer,  as  of  a  legislative  body.  Specifically: 
  a  The  chief  officer  of  a  corporation,  company, 
  institution,  society,  or  the  like 
  b  The  chief  executive  officer  of  the  government  in 
  certain  republics;  as  the  president  of  the  United 
  States. 
 
  2.  A  protector;  a  guardian;  a  presiding  genius.  [Obs.] 
 
  Just  Apollo,  president  of  verse.  --Waller. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  president 
  n  1:  an  executive  officer  of  a  firm  or  corporation 
  2:  the  person  who  holds  the  office  of  head  of  state  of  the  US 
  government;  "the  President  likes  to  jog  every  morning" 
  [syn:  {President  of  the  United  States},  {President},  {Chief 
  Executive}] 
  3:  the  chief  executive  of  a  republic 
  4:  the  officer  who  presides  at  the  meetings  of  an  organization 
  [syn:  {chairman},  {chairwoman},  {chair},  {chairperson}] 
  5:  the  head  administrative  officer  of  a  college  or  university 
  6:  the  office  of  the  US  head  of  state;  "a  President  is  elected 
  every  four  years"  [syn:  {President  of  the  United  States}, 
  {President},  {Chief  Executive}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  PRESIDENT,  n.  The  leading  figure  in  a  small  group  of  men  of  whom  -- 
  and  of  whom  only  --  it  is  positively  known  that  immense  numbers  of 
  their  countrymen  did  not  want  any  of  them  for  President. 
 
  If  that's  an  honor  surely  'tis  a  greater 
  To  have  been  a  simple  and  undamned  spectator. 
  Behold  in  me  a  man  of  mark  and  note 
  Whom  no  elector  e'er  denied  a  vote!  -- 
  An  undiscredited  unhooted  gent 
  Who  might  for  all  we  know  be  President 
  By  acclimation.  Cheer,  ye  varlets,  cheer  -- 
  I'm  passing  with  a  wide  and  open  ear! 
  Jonathan  Fomry 
 
 




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