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Meaning of executive

ex•ec•u•tive

Pronunciation: (ig-zek'yu-tiv), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or group of persons having administrative or supervisory authority in an organization.
  2. the person or persons in whom the supreme executive power of a government is vested.
  3. the executive branch of a government.
—adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or suited for carrying out plans, duties, etc.: executive ability.
  2. pertaining to or charged with the execution of laws and policies or the administration of public affairs: executive appointments; executive committees.
  3. designed for, used by, or suitable for executives: an executive suite.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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