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Chief Executive

the president of the United States.
(lowercase) the governor of a U.S. state.
(lowercase) the head of a government.
Origin of Chief Executive
An Americanism dating back to 1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Then a messenger, white-faced, arrived with a written note for the Chief Executive.

    Pariah Planet Murray Leinster
  • He was the first Chief Executive to die at the hands of an assassin.

    Lincoln's Yarns and Stories Alexander K. McClure
  • The Confederacy had no Chief Executive Magistrate, or official head.

    Ancient Society

    Lewis Henry Morgan
  • The general manager is the Chief Executive and the chief in authority.

    Banking William A. Scott
  • Meanwhile he was the Chief Executive official of a republic.

British Dictionary definitions for Chief Executive

chief executive

the person with overall responsibility for the efficient running of a company, organization, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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