executive

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From Middle French executif.

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Adjective[edit]

executive (comparative more executive, superlative most executive)

  1. Designed or fitted for execution, or carrying into effect.
  2. 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.

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Noun[edit]

executive (plural executives)

  1. A title of a chief officer or administrator, especially one who can make significant decisions on her/his own authority.
  2. That branch of government which is responsible for enforcing laws and judicial decisions, and for the day-to-day administration of the state.

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