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executive

 
Adjective executive has 1 sense
  1. executive - having the function of carrying out plans or orders etc.; "the executive branch"
Noun executive has 3 senses
  1. executive, executive director - a person responsible for the administration of a business
    --1 is a kind of administrator, decision maker
    --1 has particulars:
     corporate executive, business executive; minister, government minister; rainmaker; Surgeon General; vice president, V.P.
  2. executive - persons who administer the law
    --2 is a kind of
    administration, governance, governing body, establishment, brass, organization, organisation
    --2 is a member of government, authorities, regime
    --2 has particulars:
     Clinton administration; Bush administration; Reagan administration; Carter administration
  3. administrator, executive - someone who manages a government agency or department
    --3 is a kind of head, chief, top dog
    --3 has particulars:
     commissioner; Director of Central Intelligence, DCI; prefect; Secretary General; triumvir; Raffles, Sir Thomas Raffles, Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles; Stuyvesant, Peter Stuyvesant, Petrus Stuyvesant
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