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

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In a tweet, which has been translated from the Corsican language, Gilles Simeoni, president of Corsica’s executive council, thanked the ONCF team for its work on the project. Fox News, "Mysterious 'cat-fox' discovered, may be a new species," 20 June 2019 Only five of the 31 members of FIFA’s executive council are women — the minimum allowed by the organization’s bylaws. Mercury News & East Bay Times Editorial Boards, The Mercury News, "Editorial: Pay up, FIFA. End double standard for women soccer players," 10 July 2019 The next executive council meeting is scheduled for later this month. Talia Richman, baltimoresun.com, "As new leadership moves forward, uncertainty remains over Baltimore Teachers Union election results," 4 July 2019 The Rays have received permission from Major League Baseball's executive council to explore the possibility of playing a split-season in Montreal and Tampa Bay, commissioner Rob Manfred said on Thursday. Jenna West, SI.com, "Rays Exploring Playing Future Split-Season in Montreal, Tampa Bay," 20 June 2019 Mohammad Khurasani, a spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, said Saturday that the executive council of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan appointed Mufti Noor Wali Mahsud as its new chief and Mufti Mazhim, aka Mufti Hafzullah, as his deputy. Washington Post, "Pakistani Taliban choose new chief in place of Fazlullah," 23 June 2018 Split into two chambers, one to investigate and one to adjudicate, they are described as being independent, but UEFA’s governing executive council appoints the members. Tariq Panja, New York Times, "UEFA’s Investigators Recommend Booting A.C. Milan," 31 May 2018 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

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First Known Use of executive council

1775, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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