a council having the highest executive authority.
a council appointed to give advice to the head of a government.
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Origin of executive council
An Americanism dating back to 1770–80
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(in Australia and New Zealand) a body consisting of ministers of the Crown presided over by the Governor or Governor-General that formally approves Cabinet decisions, etc
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