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presidium

pre·sid·i·um

presidium

 
pronunciation:
pre sI di m
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
inflections: presidia, presidiums
definition 1: in certain Communist countries, any of various permanent administrative committees authorized to act for larger governmental bodies when the larger one is in recess.
definition 2: (cap.) in the Soviet Union, the executive committee of the Communist party from 1952 to 1966.
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