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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

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

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

I have never been a quitter. To leave office before my term is completed is opposed to every instinct in my body. But as president I must put the interests of America first Therefore, I shall resign the presidency effective at noon tomorrow.
Richard M. Nixon

Watergate had become the center of the media's universe, and during the remaining year of my presidency the media tried to force everything else to revolve around it.
Richard M. Nixon

The rise of the presidency began with the Louisiana Purchase, which in 1803 doubled the land mass of the United States. History taught the framers that, just as Rome changed from republic to empire with conquest of new lands, territorial acquisition would lead to the centralization of political power.
Noah Feldman
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