Definition of praeses in English:

praeses

(also preses)

noun

Scottish
  • 1The president or chair of a meeting, committee, board, etc.

  • 2A moderator in a university.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Hales (1584–1656), scholar. From classical Latin praesid-, praeses guardian, protector, governor, in post-classical Latin also count, alderman, reeve, president in an academic institution from praesidēre.

Pronunciation

praeses

/ˈpriːsiːz/