Presidium Definition

prĭ-sĭdē-əm
presidia, presidiums
noun
presidiums
In certain communist countries, a standing committee empowered to act for a larger body, as a legislature.
Webster's New World
The executive committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1952 to 1966
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
praesidium

Other Word Forms of Presidium

Noun

Singular:
presidium
Plural:
presidia, presidiums

Origin of Presidium

  • Russian prezidium from Latin praesidium garrison presidio

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Russian президиум (prezídium), from Latin praesidium.

    From Wiktionary

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