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Preside

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pre·sid·ed
pre·sid·ing
1 : to exercise guidance, direction, or control
2 : to occupy the place of authority
: direct or regulate proceedings as chief officer


Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.