- The definition of an executive order is a command or regulation that is issued by a government agency and has the force of a law.
An example of an executive order is President Obama removing barriers to some types of human stem cell research.
executive order definition by Webster's New World
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an order or regulation issued by an executive or administrative agency of the government, having the force of law
executive order definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun Abbr. EO