See also: praesident and Präsident



præsident (plural præsidents)

  1. Archaic spelling of president.
    • 17th Century C.E., “The Order of the General Court”, quoted in Remarks by Mr. Henry H. Edes on the Colonial Society of Massachusetts; page #418:
      1. First, to take accompt of all the incomes of the colledge proffitts arising due to the officers thereof, either by guifts, revenewes, studdjes, rents, tuitions, com̄encements, or any other proffits arising due from tjme to tjme, as neere as may be, since the præsident vndertooke the worke.
      2. To examine what hath binn pajd and disbursed, either for buildings, repaȳings, or otherwise, pajd and receaved annually for the maintenance of the præsident, ffellowes, and other officers thereof.
      3. To consider what hath binn yearely receaved by the præsident ont of any incomes and proffitts, for his oune vse and majntenance, (as neere as convenjently may be,) euer since he came to the place of præsident : also what allowances yearely haue binn made to the ffellowes and other officers.




præsident c (singular definite præsidenten, plural indefinite præsidenter)

  1. president
  2. chairman





præsident m (plural præsidents, feminine præsidente)

  1. Obsolete form of président.
    • 1628, Sébastien Roulliard, Melun ou l'Histoire de la Ville de Melun, page 110:
      [] & ce qu’il auoit regy toutes les Gaules, ſoubs tiltre de Præſident, ou Recteur : []
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  1. third-person plural present indicative/subjunctive of præsider

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præsident c

  1. obsolete typography of president (president; chairman)
    • 1882, Wilhelm Berg, Samlingar till Göteborgs Historia. I, Kulturhistoriska skildringar[1], page 92:
      [] , den samma skal sigh först hoos Commercie Præsidenten och sädan för samptelige Magistraten och Rådet præsentera, och skal der tilbörligen förhördh blifwa om sitt förriga förhållande, []
      [] , the same shall first present themself to the President of Commerce and then to all the Magistrates and the Council, and shall be duly interrogated about his previous relationship, []