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Definitions of preside
To be set over for the exercise of authority; to direct, control, or govern; to exercise superintendence. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
To direct or control; act as head; to direct the proceedings of a meeting. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
To direct or control, esp. at a meeting: to superintend. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
To govern; direct; superintend. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
To sit in authority over others; act as head or ruler. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
To be set, or to sit, in the place of authority; to occupy the place of president, chairman, moderator, director, etc.; to direct, control, and regulate, as chief officer; as, to preside at a public meeting; to preside over the senate. Newage Dictionary DB
To exercise superintendence; to watch over. Newage Dictionary DB
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