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president

noun [C] uk   /ˈprez.ɪ.dənt/ us  

president noun [C] (POLITICS)

A2 (the title given to) the person who has the highest political position in a country that is a republic and who, in some of these countries, is the leader of the government: President Kennedy the president of France [as form of address] Thank you, Mr/Madam President.Leaders of national and regional governments

president noun [C] (ORGANIZATION)

the person who has the highest position in an organization or, especially in the US, in a company: a former president of the Royal Societymainly US She's a friend of the president of the bank.People in charge of or controlling other peopleBosses, managers and directorsBosses, managers and directorsPeople in charge of or controlling other people
presidential
adjective [before noun] uk   /ˌprez.ɪˈden.ʃəl/ us  
B2 a presidential candidate 'Art and the Community' was the theme of her presidential address to the annual meeting.People in charge of or controlling other peopleBosses, managers and directorsElectionsLeaders of national and regional governments
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