|Origin:||praesidere 'to sit in front of, guard, preside over', from sedere 'to sit'|
I shall be pleased to preside at your meetings.
Mr Justice Waller, presiding judge for the north east
preside over somethingphrasal verb
to be in a position of authority at a time when important things are happening:
The government seemed to be presiding over large-scale unemployment.
to be the head of a company or organization:
Finch presided over the company for 30 years.
to be in charge of a meeting or activity:
The chairman will preside over an audience of architects and developers.