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executive British & World English

Relating to or having the power to put plans or actions into effect

executive English Thesaurus

a district assembly with executive powers

the executive in executive British & World English

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

non-executive British & World English

Not having an executive function

executive order British & World English

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

account executive British & World English

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

executive council British & World English

A council with executive power

executive officer British & World English

An officer with executive power

executive session British & World English

A closed meeting of a governing body

executive agreement British & World 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 privilege British & World English

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

executive secretary British & World English

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

Special Operations Executive British & World English

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

Executive Council in executive council British & World 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