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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.
AND that all Persons who also profess to believe in Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the World, shall be capable (notwithstanding their other Persuasions and Practices in Point of Conscience and Religion) to serve this Government in any Capacity, both legislatively and executively ..." (text available at http://avalon.law.yale.edu/default.asp).
This is the singersongwriter's fifth album and it has been executively produced by The Pet Shop Boys' Neil Tennant.
It is not for the public, Lippmann held, to "pass judgment on the intrinsic merits" of an issue or to offer analysis or solutions, but merely, on occasion, to place "its force at the disposal" of one or another group of "responsible men." The public "does not reason, investigate, invent, persuade, bargain, or settle." Rather, the public acts only by aligning itself as the partisan of someone in a position to act executively, once he has given the matter at hand sober and disinterested thought.
"Understand this," Peter said, "Some are hard deliveries." He leaned back executively in his leather chair, lacing his fingers together.
the music industry; a man who was arguably one of the most important figures in shaping the lives of many artists and who touched all those who are today one of the most significant figures in the Latin world, both musically and executively.
election, it did so executively rather than through the regulation on
(49) Individual monument size has varied from less than one acre to almost eleven million acres, and almost half of all executively created monuments were initially five thousand acres or more in size.
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.(128)

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