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president

noun [C]  us   /ˈprez·ɪ·dənt, -əˌdent/

president noun [C] (POLITICS)

politics & government (abbreviation Pres.) the highest political position in the United States and some other countries, usually the leader of the government: Several people are considering running for president, but none have announced their candidacy yet.

president noun [C] (ORGANIZATION)

a person who has the highest position in a company or organization: The company’s board of directors will name a new president at its next meeting.
presidential
adjective  us   /ˌprez·ɪˈden·ʃəl/
a presidential candidate
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