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Executive meaning

executive - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. Designed or fitted for execution, or carrying into effect; as, executive talent; qualifying for, concerned with, or pertaining to, the execution of the laws or the conduct of affairs; as, executive power or authority; executive duties, officer, department, etc.
  2. 2. An impersonal title of the chief magistrate or officer who administers the government, whether king, president, or governor; the governing person or body.
  3. 3. Person or authority that executes the law.
  4. 4. That executes or carries into effect.

executive - examples of usage

  1. " We have called a meeting of our executive committee this morning, and are going to adopt a resolution, making clear to the public that we knew nothing about this church raid, and that we don't stand for such things. - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
  2. Holding an executive session, are you?" - "Brand Blotters", William MacLeod Raine.
  3. The detective paused, then added easily, " I know that her late father was very proud of her executive ability. - "The Crevice", William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander.
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