Definition of executive order in English:

executive order

Syllabification: ex·ec·u·tive or·der

noun

US Law
  • A rule or order issued by the president to an executive branch of the government and having the force of law.
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    • And last but not least, the president has been issuing executive orders that have been implementing many of the ideas.
    • The president then issued an executive order instituting a ‘loyalty program’ for government employees.
    • He issued an executive order directing the Secretary of Commerce to seize and operate several steel mills.

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