Having the power to put plans, actions, or laws into effect
The person or branch of a government responsible for putting policies or laws into effect
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.
A rule or order issued by the president to an executive branch of the government and having the force of law
A business executive who manages the interests of a particular client, typically in advertising
A council with executive power
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.
An officer with executive power
A meeting, especially a private one, of a legislative body for executive business
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
The practice of establishing constitutional, social, and economic policy in meetings between federal and provincial executives
The privilege, claimed by the president for the executive branch of the US government, of withholding information in the public interest
A secretary with administrative responsibilities, especially one managing the business affairs and activities of an executive or an organization
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
Not having an executive function
(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