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preside
used in Running in the Family

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Definition
to be in charge; or to head; or to be the chairperson — especially of a formal meeting or ceremony
  • However, there was a hearing in court presided over by Judge E. W. Jayawardene—one of Lalla's favourite bridge partners.
    p. 116.4
  • All day my Uncle Ned, who is heading a commission on race-riots (and so has been given this building to live in while in Jaffna), is at work, and all day my Aunt Phyllis presides over the history of good and bad Ondaatjes and the people they came in contact with.
    p. 26.7

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