Archdeacons in course of time created officials who presided in court in their stead.
At Paris is the central consistory, controlled by the government and presided over by the supreme grand rabbi.
Each community is presided over by an "angel," or prophet, and a prophetess, whose word is law.
The centre of the life of Israel was the Temple, over which the high priest presided and which was inhabited by Yahweh, the God of Israel.
The city is divided into fourteen quarters, each presided over by a headman, and inhabited by separate sections of the community.
Mirandapresidedover the weekend conference and ensured that everything ran smoothly.
The people elected her, knowing she presided with grace in the past.
The guests of the event were glad that Jon presided over it because of the unique ideas he came up with.
As the leader of the group, he presided over the meeting by guiding the conversation and asking for feedback on his plans.
The members were called "justices," and in the king's absence the chief justiciar presided over the court.
The political trials over which he presided, although they gave rise to numerous accusations against him, were conducted with singular fairness and propriety.
Cranmer had been tried by a papal commission, over which Bishop Brooks of Gloucester presided, in September 1555.
In spite of this, however, and of the skill with which he presided over the debates, the conference came to nothing owing to the refusal of the king of Prussia to attend.
He was indefatigable in dispensing justice, and himself presided over a native court in which he disposed of from fifty to a hundred cases a month.
A third topographical map of France is being published in accordance with the recommendation of a committee presided over by General de la Noix in 1897.
Ireland has its own conference presided over by a delegate from the British conference.
All the grown-up members of the family were assembled near the round tea table at which Sonya presided beside the samovar.
They were convened by the magistrate, who presided as in the Roman senate.
Memon presided over all before him, at times as still as the statues lining the halls and at times barking orders for more wine or shouting at servants who placed food wrong on the tables.
He took part in the nomination of the counts and dukes; in the king's absence he presided over the royal tribunal; and he often commanded the armies.