Part of speech: adjective

Having the power or capacity of executing; administrative.

Part of speech: noun

A person or body that executes the law.

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Usage examples "executive":

  1. I am on the Executive Committee of the Association, am President of the Dakota branch, etc. - "Roosevelt in the Bad Lands", Hermann Hagedorn.
  2. This National Council met in Washington, D. C., on June 10, 1915, and put the management of the business of the National Organization in the hands of an Executive Committee, composed of: A President. - "How Girls Can Help Their Country", Juliette Low Agnes Baden-Powell Robert Baden-Powell.
  3. It was signed by the chief executive. - "The Precipice", Elia Wilkinson Peattie.