[ig-zek-yuh-tiv] /ɪgˈzɛk yə tɪv/
a person or group of persons having administrative or supervisory authority in an organization.
the person or persons in whom the supreme executive power of a government is vested.
the executive branch of a government.
of, relating to, or suited for carrying out plans, duties, etc.:
pertaining to or charged with the of laws and policies or the administration of public affairs:
executive appointments; executive committees.
designed for, used by, or suitable for executives:
an executive suite.
having the function or purpose of carrying plans, orders, laws, etc, into practical effect
of, relating to, or designed for an executive: the executive suite
(informal) of the most expensive or exclusive type: executive housing, executive class
mid-15c., “performed, carried out;” 1640s, “of the branch of government that carries out the laws,” from Middle French executif, from Latin executivus, from past participle stem of exequi (see execution). The noun in this sense is from 1776, as a branch of government. Meaning “businessman” is 1902 in American English. Executive privilege is attested by 1805, American English.
Stylish; luxurious; costly; posh: executive housing/ executive bus/ executive class (1970s+)
noun 1. the official residence of the governor of a U.S. state. 2. (def 1).
noun, U.S. Government. 1. a group of federal agencies supervised by directors or staffs that work directly with the president or a presidential assistant.
noun 1. the officer second in command of a military or naval organization. 2. an officer charged with executive duties, as in a corporation. noun 1. the second-in-command of any of certain military units (US) XO 2. a specialist seaman officer, responsible under the captain for the routine efficient running of the ship in the […]
noun, (often initial capital letters) 1. an order having the force of law issued by the president of the U.S. to the army, navy, or other part of the executive branch of the government.