chief executive

noun
Updated on: 19 Apr 2018

Definition of chief executive

: a principal executive: such as
a : the president of a republic
b : the governor of a state
c : ceo

Examples of chief executive in a Sentence

  1. The President is the chief executive of the U.S.

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First Known Use of chief executive

1793

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Definition of chief executive for English Language Learners

  • : the president of a country

  • : the governor of a U.S. state


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