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preside
used in The Poisonwood Bible

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Definition
to be in charge; or to head; or to be the chairperson — especially of a formal meeting or ceremony
  • The Reverend forbade us to observe any ritual over which he was not asked to preside, but twice, at night, I slipped out to spy on the funerals.
    Book 3 — Judges (88% in)

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