ex·ec·u·tive 1 adj1: of or relating to the execution or carrying out of lawsserving a warrant is an executive function; esp: belonging to the branch of government that is charged with such powers as diplomatic representation, overseeing the execution of laws, and appointment of officials see also administrative; article ii of the constitution in the back matter compare judicial, legislative2 a: of or relating to executionb: having administrative or managerial responsibilityan executive director3: of, relating to, or issued by an executivean executive pardonexecutive 2 n2: a person who exercises administrative or managerial control
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
administrative, directing, high level, legislative, managing, ministerial, officiating, presiding
associated concepts: executive acts, executive branch, executive clemency, executive committee, executive council, executive department, executive director, executive duties, executive officer, executive order, executive powers, executive records, executive session
administrator, employer, industrialist, key man, key person, key woman, manager
administrator, director, employer, official, principal (director)
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
adj.Having the power to make things happen and carry out laws; the power held by the president of the United States.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
n. The branch of government including the president and those responsible to him or her for implementing the laws of the United States.
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.