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praesidium

/prɪˈsɪdɪəm/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of presidium

presidium

/prɪˈsɪdɪəm/
noun (pl) -iums, -ia (-ɪə)
1.
(often capital) (in Communist countries) a permanent committee of a larger body, such as a legislature, that acts for it when it is in recess
2.
a collective presidency, esp of a nongovernmental organization
Word Origin
C20: from Russian prezidium, from Latin praesidium, from praesidēre to superintend; see preside
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