Definition of presential in US English:



  • 1Of or relating to presence; having or implying actual presence with a person or in a place; present.

  • 2Grammar. Relating or having reference to the present tense.


Late 15th century; earliest use found in Craft of Dying. From post-classical Latin praesentialis present (9th cent.; frequently from 11th cent. in British sources; attested earlier as a variant reading for praesentalis present) from classical Latin praesentia + -ālis. Compare Middle French presential, Old Occitan presential.