Archdeacons in course of time created officials who presided in court in their stead.
The people elected her, knowing she presided with grace in the past.
They were convened by the magistrate, who presided as in the Roman senate.
At Paris is the central consistory, controlled by the government and presided over by the supreme grand rabbi.
Each community is presided over by an "angel," or prophet, and a prophetess, whose word is law.