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Definition of President

  PRESIDENT   noun
The leading figure in a small group of men of whom -- and of whom only -- it is positively known that immense numbers of their countrymen did not want any of them for President.
  If that's an honor surely 'tis a greater
  To have been a simple and undamned spectator.
  Behold in me a man of mark and note
  Whom no elector e'er denied a vote! --
  An undiscredited, unhooted gent
  Who might, for all we know, be President
  By acclimation.  Cheer, ye varlets, cheer --
  I'm passing with a wide and open ear!

Jonathan Fomry

Devil's Dictionarydefinition from:
The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911


Last updated: 9/3/2011 12:48:30