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Definition of Presidency

Presidency

  1. The function or condition of one who presides; superintendence; control and care.
  2. The office of president; as, Washington was elected to the presidency.
  3. The term during which a president holds his office; as, during the presidency of Madison.
  4. One of the three great divisions of British India, the Bengal, Madras, and Bombay Presidencies, each of which had a council of which its governor was president.

Presidency Quotations

As to the presidency, the two happiest days of my life were those of my entrance upon the office and my surrender of it.
Martin Van Buren

With me it is exceptionally true that the Presidency is no bed of roses.
James K. Polk

No man will ever carry out of the Presidency the reputation which carried him into it.
Thomas Jefferson

Barack Obama's inspirational whoosh to the presidency in 2008 was unusual. Most campaigns are less exhilarating; indeed, they are downright disappointing - until someone wins.
Joe Klein

When the burdens of the presidency seem unusually heavy, I always remind myself it could be worse. I could be a mayor.
Lyndon B. Johnson
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