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Definition of "presidential" []

  • Of or relating to a president or presidency. (adjective)
  • Befitting a president, especially the office of the President of the United States: criticized the candidate for not looking presidential. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to a political system in which the chief officer is a president who is elected independently of the legislature for a fixed term: a presidential government. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "presidential" in a sentence
  • "Mount Vernon Director James Rees said the term "presidential library" could mislead people into believing that the Mount Vernon library will receive federal funding, as modern presidential libraries do through their association with the National Archives."
  • "Larger than life political figures giving new meaning to the term presidential material."
  • "But the catch was that President Bush made clear his interpretation of the legislation in a signing statement, reserving what he described as his presidential constitutional authority to avoid further terrorist attacks, which would include the use of torture if necessary."