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executive US English

Having the power to put plans, actions, or laws into effect

the executive in executive US English

The person or branch of a government responsible for putting policies or laws into effect

executive US Thesaurus

executive powers

executive toy US English

A decorative desk accessory, especially a mechanical gadget, with no function but to amuse, relax, or divert; (in extended use, often depreciative) a typically expensive item (especially of business equipment) regarded as desirable and somewhat prestigious, but with questionable practical application or value.

executive order US English

A rule or order issued by the president to an executive branch of the government and having the force of law

account executive US English

A business executive who manages the interests of a particular client, typically in advertising

executive council US English

A council with executive power

executive decision US English

An (especially important or far-reaching) decision made and implemented by a person or body with executive power; (also in weakened or ironic use) especially a decision regarded as domineering or unilateral, or relatively trivial.

executive officer US English

An officer with executive power

executive session US English

A meeting, especially a private one, of a legislative body for executive business

executive agreement US English

An international agreement, usually regarding routine administrative matters not warranting a formal treaty, made by the executive branch of the US government without ratification by the Senate

executive federalism US English

The practice of establishing constitutional, social, and economic policy in meetings between federal and provincial executives

executive privilege US English

The privilege, claimed by the president for the executive branch of the US government, of withholding information in the public interest

executive secretary US English

A secretary with administrative responsibilities, especially one managing the business affairs and activities of an executive or an organization

Special Operations Executive US English

A secret British military service during World War II, set up in 1940 to carry out clandestine operations and coordinate with resistance movements in Europe and later East Asia

nonexecutive US English

Not having an executive function

Executive Council in executive council US English

(In Australia) a body presided over by the Governor General or Governor and consisting of ministers of the Crown, which gives legal form to cabinet decisions