executive council


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

Examples of executive council in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Notably, the AFL-CIO’s new executive council does not include representatives of the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council or the United Steelworkers. Andrew J. Tobias, cleveland, "Lakewood councilman chosen as new leader of North Shore AFL-CIO," 14 Nov. 2020 The approval process moves next to the league’s executive council. Sheelah Kolhatkar, The New Yorker, "Will Steve Cohen, a Symbol of Wall Street Malfeasance, Own the New York Mets?," 25 Oct. 2020 In his union work, LaCour was quick to grasp the issues and reach solutions, said Mike Stone, a former member of the union’s executive council. John Pope, NOLA.com, "Nat LaCour, 26-year leader of New Orleans teachers union, dies at 82," 16 Oct. 2020 Two members of Schwab’s executive council already live in Texas, said Schwab spokeswoman Mayura Hooper. Dallas News, "Charles Schwab expects Westlake to become its official corporate HQ address on Jan. 1," 6 Oct. 2020 Todd Insler, chairman of the United Air Line Pilots Association master executive council. Washington Post, "United Airlines pilots ratify deal that will prevent 2,800 from being furloughed," 28 Sep. 2020 During an executive council session earlier this year when the Fesser settlement was discussed, Mahuna, as a West Linn captain, wondered if the city could keep the settlement amount private. oregonlive, "Black Portland man’s ‘despicable and inhuman treatment’ by West Linn police prompts community meeting," 9 July 2020 Bari, who was about 35 years old, was an executive council member of the party in the region. Washington Post, "Pro-India leader, 2 family members killed in Kashmir," 9 July 2020 Manfred is expected to mandate a 60-game season, starting July 27-29, after the players association soundly rejected MLB’s latest proposal, 33-5, in a vote by their executive council. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Commissioner Rob Manfred has no choice but to mandate 60-game 2020 MLB season," 22 June 2020

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First Known Use of executive council

1775, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Executive council.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/executive%20council. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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