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noun [countable] president pronunciation in British English /ˈprezɪdənt/
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  1. 1
    the political leader of a country that does not have a king or queen

    President Lincoln

    the French president

    the President of the Federal Republic of Germany

    Clinton was elected president in 1992.

  2. 2
    the person who has the highest position in an organization or institution
    president of:

    He’s the president of FIFA, football’s ruling body.

    Macnee became President of the Royal Scottish Academy.

    1. a.
      American the person in charge of a business or university

      the president of Citibank Corporation



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