executive order
executive order n: an order issued by a government's executive on the basis of authority specifically granted to the executive branch (as by the U.S. Constitution or a congressional act)
the National Security Agency was created by an executive order compare proclamation, statute
◇ An executive order from the president does not have the force of law until it is printed in the Federal Register.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

executive order
n.
An order issued by the president interpreting the Constitution or a law.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


executive order
A declaration by the president or a governor which has the force of law, usually based on existing statutory powers, and requiring no action by the Congress or state legislature.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


executive order
A presidential policy directive that implements or interprets a federal statute, a constitutional provision, or a treaty.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


executive order
A presidential policy directive that implements or interprets a federal statute, a constitutional provision, or a treaty.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

executive order
n.
   a President's or Governor's declaration which has the force of law, usually based on existing statutory powers, and requiring no action by the Congress or state legislature.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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