executive

12 ENTRIES FOUND:

1ex·ec·u·tive

adjective \ig-ˈze-k(y)ə-tiv, -kyü-\

: relating to the job of managing or directing other people in a company or organizaton

: of, relating to, or used by the people who manage or direct a company or organization

: responsible for making sure laws are carried out and for managing the affairs of a nation

Full Definition of EXECUTIVE

1
a :  of or relating to the execution of the laws and the conduct of public and national affairs
b :  belonging to the branch of government that is charged with such powers as diplomatic representation, superintendence of the execution of the laws, and appointment of officials and that usually has some power over legislation (as through veto) — compare judicial, legislative
2
a :  designed for or relating to execution or carrying into effect <executive board>
b :  having administrative or managerial responsibility <executive director>
3
:  of or relating to an executive <the executive offices>

Examples of EXECUTIVE

  1. She has good executive skills.
  2. He has an executive position in the company.
  3. In the U.S., the President is the head of the executive branch of government.

First Known Use of EXECUTIVE

1649

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite

2executive

noun

: a person who manages or directs other people in a company or organization

the executive : the executive branch of a government

Full Definition of EXECUTIVE

1
:  the executive branch of a government; also :  the person or persons who constitute the executive magistracy of a state
2
:  a directing or controlling office of an organization
3
:  one that exercises administrative or managerial control

Examples of EXECUTIVE

  1. The television network's executives decided not to air the controversial show.
  2. The President is the chief executive of the U.S.
  3. matters of policy controlled by the executive

First Known Use of EXECUTIVE

1774

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite

executive

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

In politics, a person or persons constituting the branch of government charged with executing or carrying out the laws and appointing officials, formulating and instituting foreign policy, and providing diplomatic representation. In the U.S., a system of checks and balances keeps the power of the executive more or less equal to that of the judiciary and the legislature. See also mayor, president, prime minister.

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