the discretionary right claimed by certain U.S. presidents to withhold information from Congress or the judiciary.
noun 1. a secretary with independent administrative responsibilities who assists an executive in a business firm. 2. an official who directs the business operations of an organization, especially a nonprofit one.
noun, Government. 1. a session, generally closed to the public, of a legislative body or its leaders. noun (US, government) 1. a session of the Senate for the discussion of executive business, such as the ratification of treaties: formerly held in secret
- Executive summary
noun an overview of the main points of a business plan or proposal
- Executive toy
noun a desk accessory or gadget intended to amuse or entertain the owner or impress visitors Usage Note informal