nounpl. -·ia or -·iums
- [oftenP-] in certain communist countries, a standing committee empowered to act for a larger body, as a legislature
- [P-] the executive committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1952 to 1966
Origin of presidiumRussian prezidium from Classical Latin praesidium: see presidio
nounpl. pre·sid·i·a, or pre·sid·i·ums
- Any of various permanent executive committees in Communist countries having power to act for a larger governing body.
- Presidium The executive committee of the Supreme Soviet headed by the president in the former Soviet Union.
Origin of presidiumRussian prezidium from Latin praesidium garrison ; see presidio .
(plural presidia or presidiums)