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 for president
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  President \Pres"i*dent\, n.
     Precedent. [Obs.] --Bacon.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  President \Pres"i*dent\, a.
     Occupying the first rank or chief place; having the highest
     authority; presiding. [R.]
     [1913 Webster]
           His angels president
           In every province.                       --Milton.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  President \Pres"i*dent\, n. [F. pr['e]sident, L. praesidens,
     -entis, p. pr. of praesidere. See Preside.]
     1. One who is elected or appointed to preside; a presiding
        officer, as of a legislative body. Specifically:
        (a) The chief officer of a corporation, company,
            institution, society, or the like.
        (b) The chief executive officer of the government in
            certain republics; as, the president of the United
            [1913 Webster]
     2. A protector; a guardian; a presiding genius. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]
              Just Apollo, president of verse.      --Waller.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an executive officer of a firm or corporation
      2: the person who holds the office of head of state of the
         United States government; "the President likes to jog every
         morning" [syn: President of the United States, United
         States President, President, Chief Executive]
      3: the chief executive of a republic
      4: the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization;
         "address your remarks to the chairperson" [syn: president,
         chairman, chairwoman, chair, chairperson]
      5: the head administrative officer of a college or university
         [syn: president, prexy]
      6: the office of the United States head of state; "a President
         is elected every four years" [syn: President of the United
         States, President, Chief Executive]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  40 Moby Thesaurus words for "president":
     academic dean, administration, administrator, archon, chancellor,
     chief executive, chief executive officer, chief of state, dean,
     dean of men, dean of women, dewan, doge, executive,
     executive director, executive officer, executive secretary,
     grand vizier, head of state, headmaster, headmistress, magistrate,
     management, managing director, master, officer, official, prefect,
     premier, prexy, prime minister, principal, provost, rector,
     secretary, the administration, treasurer, vice-chancellor,
     vice-president, warden

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  PRESIDENT, n.  The leading figure in a small group of men of whom --
  and of whom only -- it is positively known that immense numbers of
  their countrymen did not want any of them for President.
      If that's an honor surely 'tis a greater
      To have been a simple and undamned spectator.
      Behold in me a man of mark and note
      Whom no elector e'er denied a vote! --
      An undiscredited, unhooted gent
      Who might, for all we know, be President
      By acclimation.  Cheer, ye varlets, cheer --
      I'm passing with a wide and open ear!
                                                          Jonathan Fomry

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