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executive

adjective administrative, directing, high level, legislative, managing, ministerial, officiating
Associated concepts: executive acts, executive branch, exxcutive clemency, executive committee, executive council, executive department, executive director, executive duties, executive officer, executive order, executive powers, execctive records, executive session

executive

noun administrator, employer, key man, key person, key woman, manager
See also: administrator, director, employer, official, principal

EXECUTIVE, government. That power in the government which causes the laws to be executed and obeyed: it is usually. confided to the hands of the chief magistrate; the president of the United States is invested with this authority under the national government; and the governor of each state has the executive power in his hands.
     2. The officer in whom is vested the executive power is also called the executive.
     3. The Constitution of the United States directs that "the executive power shall be vested in a president of the United States of America." Art. 2, s. 1. Vide Story, Const. B. 3, c. 36.

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Because executively controlled release decisions provide no formal opportunity for public objection before a release decision is made, public outcry may be greater when the decision has unhappy consequences.
63) In addition, three decisions of the lower federal courts have offered deferential support to executively created monuments.
This Know-How may be exercised consultatively as well as executively and involves, in some combination, the areas of organizing, planning, executing, controlling, and evaluating.
Many commentators have expressed the view that the Starr-Lewinsky impeachment debacle and the subsequent refusal of Congress to extend the life of the institution of the independent counsel have vindicated Justice Scalia's view that such an executively unaccountable law enforcement institution is unconstitutional.
On issues that fell within the purview of the specific powers delegated to it by the legislature (and underwritten by the constitution) BSP could act executively to affect regulatory change in the banking sector.
The film, executively produced by Ansa and directed by her husband Jonee Ansa (AFI), is currently shooting in and around Macon and stars Emmy Award-winning actresses Alfre Woodard, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Loretta Devine.
Unlike some of his sponsorships, he pointed out executively, this particular event was run to help a local hospice.
Such executively controlled attention might hold in a working memory the critical features that best distinguish the target from a particular noisy background, as when a person, walking through an autumnal wood in search of ceps (Boletus edulis), refreshes the image of a prototypical cep the better to distinguish them from the brown and golden fallen leaves.
While the new Article 23 is another step in the growth of executively biased cooperative structures of German federalism, the supplement to Article 24 in paragraph la gives the Lander full freedom for micro-regional transborder cooperation: "Where the Lander have the right to exercise state powers and to discharge state functions, they may with the consent of the Federal Government transfer sovereign powers to transfrontier institutions in neighboring regions.
Yet despite the constitutional overturning of this earlier attempt to delimit acceptable political activity, ASIO's legitimate legislative bounds are now executively controlled and not restricted to matters of genuine security risk.

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