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executive agreement

noun

Definition of executive agreement

  1. :  an agreement between the United States and a foreign government made by the executive branch either alone or with Congressional approval and dealing usually with routine matters



1942

First Known Use of executive agreement

1942


Law Dictionary

executive agreement

noun

Legal Definition of executive agreement

  1. :  an agreement (as an armistice) between the U.S. and a foreign government that is made by the president and usu. deals with a subject within the president's powers — compare treaty



Additional Notes on executive agreement

An executive agreement does not carry the same weight as a treaty unless it is supported by a joint resolution. Unlike a treaty, an executive agreement can supersede a conflicting state law but not a federal law.


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