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Definitions of executive

  1. someone who manages a government agency or department Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. persons who administer the law Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a person responsible for the administration of a business Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. An impersonal title of the chief magistrate or officer who administers the government, whether king, president, or governor; the governing person or body. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. An official, or body, charged with carrying the laws into effect; the administrative branch of a government. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. The officer, whether king, president, or other chief magistrate, who superintends the execution of the laws: the person or persons who administer the government: executive power or authority in government: in the U. S. the President, the governors of States, the mayors of cities, etc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Person or authority that executes the law. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. A person or body that executes the law. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. The power in a State appointed to see to the execution of law. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. He or those who administer the government; the governing person or body. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. Pertaining to the governing body; administrative; active; efficient in carrying out plans. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Having the quality of executing or performing; designed or fitted for execution or carrying into effect; as, executive power or authority, an executive officer: hence, in government, executive is used in distinction from legislative and judicial-the body that deliberates and enacts laws is legislative; the body that judges or applies the laws to particular cases is judicial; the body or person who carries the laws into effect, or superintends the enforcement of them, is executive. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. That executes or carries into effect. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. Executing; carrying into execution, or seeing effect given specially to a law or a docrce. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. Pert. to the governing body. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for executive

  1. As the Executive Officer went out he held the door open for the Head Nurse to pass in. – The Valley of Vision by Henry Van Dyke
  2. " I will never consent," said he, with a most laudable energy, " to hold any post, executive or representative, for one moment after I shall have discovered that I do not possess the confidence of the people; the chair must feel itself compelled, by every sentiment which, as a friend of the New- Light Democracy, it holds dear, to resign the moment it finds that it has fallen into a minority." – Quodlibet by John P. Kennedy
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