praesidium

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praesidium (prɪˈsɪdɪəm)
 
n
a variant spelling of presidium

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World English Dictionary
presidium or praesidium (prɪˈsɪdɪəm)
 
n , pl -iums, -ia
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
 
[C20: from Russian prezidium, from Latin praesidium, from praesidēre to superintend; see preside]
 
praesidium or praesidium (prɪˈsɪdɪəm, -ɪə)
 
n
 
[C20: from Russian prezidium, from Latin praesidium, from praesidēre to superintend; see preside]

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