executive council


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Ryan Muller, chairman of the Spirit’s master executive council of ALPA. Dallas News, 10 Jan. 2023 Wakefield will create an executive council of agency staff that will track progress and report directly to Walensky. Lena H. Sun, Anchorage Daily News, 17 Aug. 2022 That review is due before next year’s executive council meeting, Regan said. Christine Condon, Baltimore Sun, 11 Oct. 2022 Over the next year, the Chesapeake Bay Program will reevaluate its cleanup plan for the nation’s largest estuary — and its 2025 deadline — following a decision Tuesday by the group’s executive council. Christine Condon, Baltimore Sun, 11 Oct. 2022 Regina Ip, the head of the city's executive council, which advises the chief executive, tweeted hours after the announcement. Nicholas Gordon, Fortune, 12 July 2022 In response to Macrae’s findings, Walensky is creating a new executive council that will report to her, along with a new equity office. Helen Branswell, STAT, 22 Aug. 2022 Creation of a new executive council to help Walensky set strategy and priorities. CBS News, 17 Aug. 2022 Walensky will also create a new executive council, which will report to her as well. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 17 Aug. 2022 See More

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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 24 Mar. 2023.

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