Pronunciation: (prez'i-dun-sē), [key]
1. the office, function, or term of office of a president.
2. (often cap.) the office of President of the United States.
3. Mormon Ch.
a. a local governing body consisting of a council of three.
b. (often cap.) the highest administrative body, composed of the prophet and his two councilors.
4. the former designation of any of the three original provinces of British India: Bengal, Bombay, and Madras.
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