Executive definitions

ĭg-zĕk'yə-tĭv
That branch of government which is responsible for enforcing laws and judicial decisions, and for the day-to-day administration of the state.
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The branch of government charged with putting into effect a country's laws and the administering of its functions.
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A set of coded instructions designed to process and control other coded instructions.
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Of, relating to, capable of, or suited for carrying out or executing.

An advisory body lacking executive powers.

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Having, characterized by, or relating to administrative or managerial authority.

The executive director of a drama troupe; executive experience and skills.

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Of or relating to the branch of government charged with the execution and administration of the nation's laws.
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Of, capable of, or concerned with carrying out duties, functions, etc. or managing affairs, as in a business organization.
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Empowered and required to administer (laws, government affairs, etc.); administrative.
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Of upper-level administrative or managerial personnel or functions.
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The person, group of people, or branch of government empowered and required to administer the laws and affairs of a nation.
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Any person whose function is to administer or manage affairs, as of a corporation, school, etc.; specif., a person overseeing middle managers.
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The branch of government including the president and those responsible to him or her for implementing the laws of the United States.
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Designed or fitted for execution, or carrying into effect.
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Of, pertaining to, or having responsibility for the day-to-day running of an organisation, business, country, etc.; as, an executive act, an executive officer, executive government.
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A title of a chief officer or administrator, especially one who can make significant decisions on her/his own authority.
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The definition of an executive is a person who has the authority to carry out administrative or managerial duties.

An example of executive is Barack Obama.

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Executive is defined as someone or something with administrative or managerial authority.

An example of executive is the CEO of a company.

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A person or group having administrative or managerial authority in an organization.
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The chief officer of a government, state, or political division.
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Origin of executive

Middle English to be carried out from Old French exécutif from executer to carry out execute