What is presidency?

  • (noun): The office and function of president.
    Example: "Andrew Jackson expanded the power of the presidency beyond what was customary before his time"
    Synonyms: presidentship
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Presidency

The word presidency is often used to describe the administration or the executive, the collective administrative and governmental entity that exists around an office of president of a state or nation. Although often the executive branch of government, and often personified by a single elected man or woman who holds the office of "President," in practice, the presidency includes a much larger collective of people, such as chiefs of staff, advisers and other bureaucrats. Although often led by a single person, presidencies can also be of a collective nature, such as the presidency of the European Union is held on a rotating basis by the various national governments of the member states. Alternatively, the term presidency can also be applied to the governing authority of some churches, and may even refer to the holder of a non-governmental office of president in a corporation, business, charity, university, etc. or the institutional arrangement around them. For example "the presidency of the Red Cross refused to support his idea." Rules and support to discourage vicarous liability leading to unnecessary pressure and the early termination of term have not been clarified. These may not be as yet supported by state let initiatives. Contributory liability and fraud may be the two most common ways to become removed from term of office and/or prevent re election.

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Early Sanhedrin - Function and Procedures
... the Patriarchate moved to Usha under the presidency of Gamaliel II in 80 CE ... It moved in 140 to Shefaram under the presidency of Shimon ben Gamliel II, and to Beit Shearim and Sephoris in 163, under the presidency of Judah I ... Finally, it moved to Tiberias in 193, under the presidency of Gamaliel III (193–230) ben Judah haNasi, where it became more of a consistory, but still retained, under the presidency of Judah II (230–270 ...
Moshe Katsav - Political Career - Presidency
... The office of the Israeli President is largely ceremonial, with no executive powers save pardoning prisoners and commuting sentences ... Nevertheless, each president emphasizes different aspects of the role during his tenure ...
President Of Liberia - History
... As a result, the presidency was exclusively held by Americo-Liberians until 1980, when a military coup led by Samuel Doe, an ethnic Krahn, overthrew and assassinated President ... The presidency was vacant from 1980 to 1986, with executive power held by Doe as the head of the People's Redemption Council ... the commencement of the First Liberian Civil War, during which the presidency remained vacant ...
Belisario Betancur - Presidency
... During his term, the government approved the mayoral election law, municipal and departmental reforms, judicial and congressional reforms, the television statute, the federal holiday law, and the new Código Contencioso Administrativo ... His administration began the exploration and export of coal in the Cerrejón North region and the broadcast of the regional television channels Teleantioquia and Telecaribe ...

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    ... how often the Presidency has simply meant that a man shall be abused, distrusted, and worked to death while he is filling the great office, and that he should drop into unmerited oblivion when he has left the White House ...
    M. E. W. Sherwood (1826–1903)

    Some of the offers that have come to me would never have come if I had not been President. That means these people are trying to hire not Calvin Coolidge, but a former President of the United States. I can’t make that kind of use of the office.... I can’t do anything that might take away from the Presidency any of its dignity, or any of the faith people have in it.
    Calvin Coolidge (1872–1933)

    I once told Nixon that the Presidency is like being a jackass caught in a hail storm. You’ve got to just stand there and take it.
    Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908–1973)