- executive agreement,
- executive branch,
- executive class,
- executive council,
- executive director
Origin of executive
Examples from the Web for executive
Colfer adapted the later into a 2012 film, which he also executive produced and starred in.Chris Colfer on Writing, Acting, and the Pain of Being A Pop Culture Trailblazer|Oliver Jones|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After the show, Executive Chef Michael Franey explained the process by which the theater selects its menu.Dinner at Nitehawk Cinema: ‘Christmas Vacation’ and a Beer in a Pear Tree|Rich Goldstein|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The skit also implies that executive orders are a new aspect of governance.SNL Parodies Schoolhouse Rock Hilariously, Gets A Lot Wrong|Jack Holmes, The Daily Beast Video|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In June, the executive offices of the Metropolitan Opera were broken into and graffitied with obscene messages.
The Emancipation Proclamation, as Nancy Pelosi reminds us, was an executive action.
At first the notorious Abb Sieys had been chosen a member of the executive.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
Barnes snorted, but was quick to recover sufficiently to bow in the direction of the executive officer.Dave Darrin on Mediterranean Service|H. Irving Hancock
But if it was to have these great overruling powers, the Senate must have no voice in the appointment of the executive.
They found themselves at the head of that war, in an executive as well as legislative capacity.
And the reason is to be found in the separation of the executive from the legislature.A History of the United States|Cecil Chesterton
mid-15c., "performed, carried out;" 1640s, "of the branch of government that carries out the laws," from Middle French executif, from Latin executivus, from past participle stem of exequi (see execution). The noun in this sense is from 1776, as a branch of government. Meaning "businessman" is 1902 in American English. Executive privilege is attested by 1805, American English.