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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Executive \Ex*ec"u*tive\, noun

1. An impersonal title of the chief magistrate or officer who administers the government, whether king, president, or governor; the governing person or body.

2. a person who has administrative authority over an organization or division of an organization; a manager, supervisor or administrator at a high level within an organization; as, all executives of the company were given stock options [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Executive \Ex*ec"u*tive\, adjective [Cf.F. ex['e]cutif.]

1. Designed or fitted for execution, or carrying into effect; as, executive talent; qualifying for, concerned with, or pertaining to, the execution of the laws or the conduct of affairs; as, executive power or authority; executive duties, officer, department, etc.

Note: In government, executive is distinguished from {legislative} and {judicial}; {legislative} being applied to the organ or organs of government which make the laws; {judicial}, to that which interprets and applies the laws; executive, to that which carries them into effect or secures their due performance.

2. of or pertaining to an executive[2] or to the group of executives within an organization; as, executive compensation increased more rapidly than wages in the 1980's; the executive suite. [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

executive

adjective

1: having the function of carrying out plans or orders etc.; "the executive branch"

noun

1: a person responsible for the administration of a business [syn: {executive}, {executive director}]

2: persons who administer the law

3: someone who manages a government agency or department [syn: {administrator}, {executive}]


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