Preside

Definition of Preside

Pre`side´
v. i.1.To be set, or to sit, in the place of authority; to occupy the place of president, chairman, moderator, director, etc.; to direct, control, and regulate, as chief officer; as, to preside at a public meeting; to preside over the senate.
[imp. & p. p. Presided; p. pr. & vb. n. Presiding.]
2.To exercise superintendence; to watch over.
Some o'er the public magazines preside.
- Dryden.

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