[ ig-zek-yuh-tiv ]
/ ɪgˈzɛk yə tɪv /
a person or group of persons having administrative or supervisory authority in an organization.
the person or persons in whom the supreme executive power of a government is vested.
the executive branch of a government.
of, relating to, or suited for carrying out plans, duties, etc.: executive ability.
pertaining to or charged with the execution of laws and policies or the administration of public affairs: executive appointments; executive committees.
designed for, used by, or suitable for executives: an executive suite.
Words nearby executive
Origin of executive
OTHER WORDS FROM executive
ex·ec·u·tive·ly, adverbex·ec·u·tive·ness, nounnon·ex·ec·u·tive, adjective, nounpro·ex·ec·u·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nonexecutive (1 of 2)
/ (ˌnɒnɪɡˈzɛkjʊtɪv) /
not having the function or purpose of carrying plans, orders, laws, etc, into practical effecta nonexecutive role on the board
British Dictionary definitions for nonexecutive (2 of 2)
/ (ɪɡˈzɛkjʊtɪv) /
having the function or purpose of carrying plans, orders, laws, etc, into practical effect
of, relating to, or designed for an executivethe executive suite
informal of the most expensive or exclusive typeexecutive housing; executive class
Derived forms of executiveexecutively, adverb
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