chief executive noun
: the president of a country
: the governor of a U.S. state
: a principal executive: as
a : the president of a republic
b : the governor of a state
c : ceo
Examples of CHIEF EXECUTIVE
- The President is the chief executive of the U.S.
First Known Use of CHIEF EXECUTIVE
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