preside at

preside at something

to manage or act as chair at a meeting or a ceremony. The mayor presided at the meeting, assuring that the speeches would be very short. She presided at the ceremony.
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His sisters were anxious for his having an estate of his own; but, though he was now only established as a tenant, Miss Bingley was by no means unwilling to preside at his table-- nor was Mrs.
Behind him, pale indeed, but marching with a firm step, was Charles Stuart, who advanced between two priests, followed by a few superior officers appointed to preside at the execution and attended by two files of partisans who took their places on opposite sides of the scaffold.
My Dear Sir,--Having consented to preside at the forthcoming Annual Dinner of the Family Party Fund, and feeling deeply impressed with the immense usefulness of that noble Institution and the great importance of its being supported by a List of Stewards that shall prove to the public the interest taken in it by popular and distinguished men, I have undertaken to ask you to become a Steward on that occasion.
The denomination allows pastors to preside at same-sex blessing ceremonies as long as they are not treated as marriage rites.
The primatial vicar could preside at consecrations of bishops, would be accountable to the presiding bishop and would report to an advisory panel.
Cardinal Roger Mahony of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles will preside at a solemn liturgical service beginning at 12:15 p.
In this new role, Braddock will preside at all regularly scheduled meetings of the independent directors.
Challenging the status quo earned Archbishop Peers much respect from many in the church, particularly in the late '80s and early '90s, when he and other Canadian bishops refused to preside at eucharists in England as long as women priests were not allowed to function there.
Cardinal Roger Mahony will preside at a special Mass on Sunday celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Los Angeles Archdiocese's Ministry with Lesbian and Gay Catholics.
Maddox will work with me to set the agenda for board meetings and will preside at those meetings," Dr.