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presiding


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Preside  \Pre*side"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Presided};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Presiding}.]  [L.  praesidere  prae  before  +  sedere  to 
  sit:  cf  F.  pr['e]sider.  See  {Sit}.] 
  1.  To  be  set  or  to  sit  in  the  place  of  authority;  to  occupy 
  the  place  of  president,  chairman,  moderator,  director, 
  etc.;  to  direct,  control,  and  regulate,  as  chief  officer; 
  as  to  preside  at  a  public  meeting;  to  preside  over  the 
  senate. 
 
  2.  To  exercise  superintendence;  to  watch  over 
 
  Some  o'er  the  public  magazines  preside.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Presiding  \Pre*sid"ing\, 
  a.  &  n.  from  {Preside}. 
 
  {Presiding  elder}.  See  under  2d  {Elder}. 




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