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Definition: vice-president from The Macquarie Dictionary
1.

an officer next in rank to a president and taking the president's place under certain conditions.

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vice-presidency noun vice-presidential /.va1s-pr8z7'd8n47l/, /.vuys-prezuh'denshuhl/ adjective


Summary Article: vice-president
from Dictionary of Politics and Government

an official of a rank below a president, who can take the president's place if necessary

When President Kennedy was assassinated, Vice-President Johnson became president.

COMMENT: In the USA, the Vice-President is the president (i.e. the chairman) of the Senate. He also succeeds a president if the president dies in office (as Vice-President Johnson succeeded President Kennedy).

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