executive council


: a council constituted to advise or share in the functions of a political executive
: a council that exercises supreme executive power

Examples of executive council in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The plea agreement said the Boilermakers’ constitution requires all expenses of the international president and secretary-treasurer to be approved by its executive council. Judy L. Thomas, Kansas City Star, 29 May 2024 Typically, the committee prepares a report and the sale is then voted on by an eight-owner executive council. Jacob Calvin Meyer, Baltimore Sun, 9 Mar. 2024 Typically, the committee prepares a report and the sale then is voted on by an eight-owner executive council, which is chaired by Commissioner Rob Manfred and is different than the ownership committee. Hayes Gardner, Baltimore Sun, 2 Feb. 2024 Typically, the ownership committee, which is chaired by Philadelphia Phillies owner John Middleton, prepares a report that is then voted on by an eight-owner executive council. Hayes Gardner, Baltimore Sun, 7 Feb. 2024 At a meeting later this year of the program’s executive council, the committee will present recommendations on how to accelerate progress toward the 2025 goal. Christine Condon, Baltimore Sun, 20 July 2023 Later this year at the Chesapeake Bay Program’s executive council meeting, a committee will deliver initial recommendations for a new bay restoration strategy leading up to 2025. Christine Condon, Baltimore Sun, 6 June 2023 The marker was removed after two Republican members of Concord’s executive council, Joseph Kenney and David Wheeler, denounced it. Andrew Jeong, Washington Post, 17 May 2023 Gonzalez and her team work with a nearly 50-member executive council made up of the heads of labor councils and unions across the state. Benjamin Oreskes, Los Angeles Times, 8 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1775, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of executive council was in 1775

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“Executive council.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/executive%20council. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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