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

Related Words for chief executive

leader, premier, president, chancellor, dewan, doge

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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