president, n. 1. The chief political executive of a government; the head of state. [Cases: United States 26. C.J.S. United States §§ 45–47.] 2. The chief executive officer of a corporation or other organization. 3.CHAIR(1).4. See CHAIR(3). See (in senses 3 & 4) presiding officer (3) under OFFICER(2). — presidential,adj.

immediate past president. The last president who held office before the incumbent. See EMERITUS.

president-elect. An officer who automatically succeeds to the presidency when the incumbent president’s term expires. • If the organization’s governing documents so provide, the president-elect may act as president in the incumbent president’s absence, or may assume the presidency early if the incumbent does not finish the term.

[Blacks Law 8th]