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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for chief executive

chief executive


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