executive


executive
ex·ec·u·tive 1 adj
1: of or relating to the execution or carrying out of laws
serving a warrant is an executive function; esp: belonging to the branch of government that is charged with such powers as diplomatic representation, overseeing the execution of laws, and appointment of officials see also administrative; article ii of the constitution in the back matter compare judicial, legislative
2 a: of or relating to execution
b: having administrative or managerial responsibility
an executive director
3: of, relating to, or issued by an executive
an executive pardon
executive 2 n
1 a: the executive branch of a government compare judiciary, legislature
b: the person or persons making up that branch see also governor, mayor, president
2: a person who exercises administrative or managerial control

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

executive
I adjective administrative, directing, high level, legislative, managing, ministerial, officiating, presiding associated concepts: executive acts, executive branch, executive clemency, executive committee, executive council, executive department, executive director, executive duties, executive officer, executive order, executive powers, executive records, executive session II noun administrator, employer, industrialist, key man, key person, key woman, manager III index administrator, director, employer, official, principal (director)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


executive
adj.
Having the power to make things happen and carry out laws; the power held by the president of the United States.

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


executive
n. The branch of government including the president and those responsible to him or her for implementing the laws of the United States.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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