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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Presidency \Pres"i*den*cy\, n.; pl. Presidencies. [Cf. F. pr['e]sidence.] 1. The function or condition of one who presides; superintendence; control and care. [1913 Webster] 2. The office of president; as, Washington was elected to the presidency. [1913 Webster] 3. The term during which a president holds his office; as, during the presidency of Madison. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]