preside
pre·side /pri-'zīd/ vi pre·sid·ed, pre·sid·ing
1: to exercise guidance, direction, or control
2: to occupy the place of authority: direct or regulate proceedings as chief officer

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

preside
I verb act as chairman, act as president, administer, administrate, assume command, be at the head of, be in authority, be in charge, be in the chair, be the chairman, chair, command, control, direct, exercise supervision, govern, guide, have authority over, have control, head, hold a position of authority, hold authority, hold sway, hold the chair, keep order, lead, manage, occupy the chair, officiate, overlook, oversee, pilot, praesidere, regulate, reign, rule, steer, superintend, supervise, sway, take care of, take charge, take over, wield authority associated concepts: preside over a hearing, preside over court, presiding justice, presiding officer II index direct (supervise), manage, officiate, overlook (superintend)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


preside
v.
To hold the position of authority in a gathering or meeting; to be in charge of something; to sit in authority over a court.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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  • préside — [ prezid ] n. m. • 1556; esp. presidio ♦ Hist. Poste fortifié espagnol, place forte servant de bagne. Les présides d Afrique, des Indes. ● préside nom masculin (espagnol presidio, du latin praesidium, garnison) Poste fortifié que possédaient les… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • preside — UK US /prɪˈzaɪd/ verb [I] ► to be in charge of a formal meeting or ceremony: preside at sth »The Chairman shall preside at meetings of the stockholders …   Financial and business terms

  • Préside — Le préside est une place forte construite par les Espagnols, notamment sur les côtes d Afrique du Nord. On y envoyait les condamnés aux travaux forcés. Il se disait de Postes fortifiés occupés par les Espagnols, et spécialement de ceux où ils… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • présidé — présidé, ée (pré zi dé, dée) part. passé de présider. Où l on préside. L assemblée présidée par un homme ferme et habile …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • preside — / prɛside/ s.m. [dal lat. praeses sĭdis, propr. chi siede avanti, chi presiede , der. di praesidēre ]. 1. (stor.) [nella Roma imperiale, chi governava una provincia] ▶◀ governatore. 2. (anche f.) (prof., educ.) [nell ordinamento scolastico… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • preside — (v.) 1610s, from Fr. présider preside over, govern (15c.), from L. praesidere stand guard, superintend, lit. sit in front of, from prae before (see PRE (Cf. pre )) + sedere to sit (see SEDENTARY (Cf. sedentary)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • preside — ► VERB 1) be in a position of authority in a meeting, court, etc. 2) (preside over) be in charge of (a situation). ORIGIN Latin praesidere, from prae before + sedere sit …   English terms dictionary

  • preside — [prē zīd′, prizīd′] vi. presided, presiding [Fr présider < L praesidere, to preside over, protect < prae , PRE + sedere, to SIT] 1. to be in the position of authority in an assembly; serve as chairman 2. to have or exercise control or… …   English World dictionary

  • preside — {{hw}}{{preside}}{{/hw}}(o s ) s. m.  e f. Capo di un istituto d istruzione secondaria. (V. nota d uso ACCENTO) …   Enciclopedia di italiano

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