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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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preside over something

to be in control of the order and procedures of a meeting or ceremony. The vice president will have to preside over the next meeting. I will be glad to preside over the discussion.
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preside over

v.
To have or exercise authority over something or someone; be in charge of something or someone: The vice president presided over the committee meeting because the president was absent.
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The third session of the conference on the same day will be presided over by Sehar Gul Bhatti and Khalid Faryad Darhiwal, Dr Rafique Sandelvi, Prof Anwar Jamal, Ahmed Hussain Mujahid, Dr Attiya Syed, Mubeen Mirza, Mehmood Ahmed Qazia and Naimat Ullah Ghichki will present papers in the session.
The fourth session of the conference will be held at 9:30 am on May 12, which will be presided over by Dr.
In fact, according to a Daily News review of congressional records going back four years, Cheney has presided only twice: Nov.
In the past year she presided over eight felony jury trials that would have otherwise been transferred to courts outside the Antelope Valley.
Although the verdicts were not used in scoring the teams, two judges who presided over the competition Saturday reached different opinions.
Participating on the audioconference board are key experts in the field of credentialing, as well as the Judge who presided over the Swango case and author James Stewart:
Jones, who presided over the Diana Haun murder trial and is now on leave to get a bone-marrow transplant.
As a judge, Bradley has presided over three capital murder cases, two of which resulted in the imposition of death sentences.
Thousand Oaks attorney David Abramson has presided over about 20 arbitrations over the past year.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Enrique Romero presided over the final trial, in which La Mesa students were assigned the defense duties and the St.
During the past four weeks, volunteer panels of about 120 attorneys and judges have graded the students' performance and presided over the trials.
Jeffrey Wiatt presided over a busy court calendar where he handled 23 criminal matters and started a jury trial.
Czuleger has presided over these hearings but Hunt's attorneys doubt that he has an open mind.
First, a ``60 Minutes'' report suggested that the jurist who presided over the O.