Meaning of “presidency” in the English Dictionary

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"presidency" in British English

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presidencynoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˈprez.ɪ.də us /ˈprez.ɪ.də

B2 the job of being president, or the period when someone is a president:

He has announced that he is running for the presidency.
She won the presidency by a wide margin.

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  • Two main candidates are emerging as contestants for the presidency.
  • The presidency at last looked within her grasp .
  • The present constitution gives supreme authority to the presidency.
  • In a run-off for the presidency of the assembly, Santos beat Gutierez.
  • her long presidency

(Definition of “presidency” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"presidency" in American English

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presidencynoun [ C ]

us /ˈprez·ɪ·dən·si, -əˌden-/

politics & government the position of being president, or the length of time during which someone is president:

the office of the presidency
Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidency lasted more than 12 years.

(Definition of “presidency” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)