executive council

noun

Definition of executive council 

1 : a council constituted to advise or share in the functions of a political executive

2 : a council that exercises supreme executive power

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In the statement, Muhammad Khurasani, a spokesman for the group, said its executive council had appointed Mr. Mehsud, who also goes by Abu Mansoor Asim, as its new chief. New York Times, "Pakistan’s Taliban Names New Leader After U.S. Drone Strike," 24 June 2018 That follows Executive Chairman Ron Fowler, the right-hand man of Commissioner Rob Manfred during the last labor deal, picking up a spot on the league’s executive council and being tasked to reshape the game’s constitution that dates back to 1921. Bryce Miller, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Padres leadership wise to build ties with MLB's 'in' crowd," 15 June 2018 But by 2013, Russell said, the executive council had decided to extend Jealous’ contract. Michael Dresser, baltimoresun.com, "Democrat Ben Jealous pitches health care for all, free college tuition in bid for Maryland governor," 18 May 2018 Britain said Russia’s proposal for a joint investigation received only six votes at a special session of the executive council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. BostonGlobe.com, "Russia loses vote to join spy poisoning probe; next stop UN," 4 Apr. 2018 In the executive council in particular, people are raising questions about secret stockpiles. Ellen Barry, New York Times, "Russia, Praised for Scrapping Chemical Weapons, Now Under Watchdog’s Gaze," 20 Mar. 2018 Previous World Cups were awarded based on a vote of FIFA's 24-member executive council, but that procedure was scrapped after the 2022 tournament was awarded to tiny Qatar in a vote that was widely seen as corrupt. Kevin Baxter, latimes.com, "United Bid Committee tries new approach to rescue 2026 World Cup bid," 10 Mar. 2018 The other eight are members of the fraternity's executive council, which organized the party. Washington Post, "Appeals court orders deported mother’s case to be reopened," 7 Mar. 2018 Gulati will retain a role as a member of the USSF board and the FIFA executive council, and as chairman of the North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup. Jamie Goldberg, OregonLive.com, "Portland Timbers waive center back Rennico Clarke," 12 Feb. 2018

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1775, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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