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chief executive

[ cheefig-zek-yuh-tiv ]
/ ˈtʃif ɪgˈzɛk yə tɪv /
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noun
the president of the United States: the powers of the chief executive, as granted by the Constitution.
the governor of a U.S. state: the newly elected chief executive of Rhode Island.
the head of a government: a conference attended by all the European chief executives.
Also called chief executive officer . the head of an organization, company, etc.: the chief executive of a media corporation.
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Origin of chief executive

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35
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chief executive

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