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From Middle French executif.
- Designed or fitted for execution, or carrying into effect.
- Of, pertaining to, or having responsibility for the day-to-day running of an organisation, business, country, etc.; as, an executive act, an executive officer, executive government.
designed for execution
executive (plural executives)
- A title of a chief officer or administrator, especially one who can make significant decisions on her/his own authority.
- That branch of government which is responsible for enforcing laws and judicial decisions, and for the day-to-day administration of the state.
title of a chief officer or administrator
branch of government responsible for enforcing laws and judicial decisions