pres·i·den·cy (prĕzĭ-dən-sē, -dĕn′-)
n. pl. pres·i·den·cies
1. The office, function, or term of a president.
a. The office of president of a republic.
b. The office of the president of the United States.
3. Mormon Church
a. A governing body on a local level consisting of three men.
b. The chief administrative body of the church.
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