Definitions of executive

  1. someone who manages a government agency or department
  2. persons who administer the law
  3. a person responsible for the administration of a business
  4. An impersonal title of the chief magistrate or officer who administers the government, whether king, president, or governor; the governing person or body.
  5. An official, or body, charged with carrying the laws into effect; the administrative branch of a government.
  6. The officer, whether king, president, or other chief magistrate, who superintends the execution of the laws: the person or persons who administer the government: executive power or authority in government: in the U. S. the President, the governors of States, the mayors of cities, etc.
  7. Person or authority that executes the law.
  8. The power in a State appointed to see to the execution of law.
  9. He or those who administer the government; the governing person or body.
  10. Pertaining to the governing body; administrative; active; efficient in carrying out plans.
  11. Having the quality of executing or performing; designed or fitted for execution or carrying into effect; as, executive power or authority, an executive officer: hence, in government, executive is used in distinction from legislative and judicial- the body that deliberates and enacts laws is legislative; the body that judges or applies the laws to particular cases is judicial; the body or person who carries the laws into effect, or superintends the enforcement of them, is executive.
  12. That executes or carries into effect.
  13. Executing; carrying into execution, or seeing effect given specially to a law or a docrce.
  14. Pert. to the governing body.