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PRESIDENT. An officer of a company who is to direct the manner in which business is to be transacted. From the decision of the president there is an appeal to the body over which he presides.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"Today, I became the FIRST South Asian American woman to preside over the U.S.
'Any meeting that I did not preside over is null and void.
Notwithstanding, the constitutional provision remains silent on what should be the remedy when the Chief Justice is deemed allegedly unqualified to preside over the impeachment.
Le ministre Al Siddiq a indique, dans des declarations a la presse a Amman, que le cote soudanais au haut comite conjoint est preside par le premier vice-president de la Republique, general Bakri Hassan Salih et le cote jordanien preside par le Premier ministre jordanien Abdullah Al Nassour.
Ces groupes n'ont pas obtempere aux sommations d'usage et ont procede a des jets de pierres occasionnant des blessures a trois elements des forces de l'ordre, ajoute la meme source, precuisant que 98 personnes ont ete interpellees de meme que 30 personnes ont ete evacuees sur l'hopital hassani de Nador pour y recevoir des soins suites aux blessures causees par les fils barbeles de la cloture grillagee du preside occupe.
" There is no hard and fast rule about who should be invited to preside over the convocation.
SC07-596, the court amended Rule of Judicial Administration 2.215 (b)(10) to provide that chief judges not assign a judge to preside over a capital case in which the state is seeking the death penalty, or collateral proceedings brought by a death row inmate, until that judge has become qualified to do so by presiding a minimum of six months in a felony criminal division or in a division that includes felony criminal cases, and successfully attending the "Handling Capital Cases" course offered through the Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies.
The Chief Justice presides over a corps of some 2,000 federal judges, and over the judicial branch, which includes a staff of 30,000.
The "President of the Senate" Clause clearly forbids any action by the Senate that would deprive the Vice President of the power to preside over the Senate -- in any circumstances.
According to a notification issued here on Friday, Mr Nalotha, who hails from Abbottabad district, would preside over the oath-taking ceremony of the house after the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf has nominated the outgoing Speaker and MNA-elect Asad Qaisar for the position of National Assembly Speaker.