chief executive

[ cheefig-zek-yuh-tiv ]
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  1. the president of the United States: the powers of the chief executive, as granted by the Constitution.

  2. the governor of a U.S. state: the newly elected chief executive of Rhode Island.

  1. the head of a government: a conference attended by all the European chief executives.

  2. Also called chief executive officer . the head of an organization, company, etc.: the chief executive of a media corporation.

Origin of chief executive

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35

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British Dictionary definitions for chief executive

chief executive

  1. the person with overall responsibility for the efficient running of a company, organization, etc

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