Designed or fitted for execution, or carrying into effect; as, executive talent; qualifying for, concerned with, or pertaining to, the execution of the laws or the conduct of affairs; as, executive power or authority; executive duties, officer, department, etc.
An impersonal title of the chief magistrate or officer who administers the government, whether king, president, or governor; the governing person or body.
No duty the Executive had to perform was so trying as to put the right man in the right place. Thomas Jefferson
The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it. Theodore Roosevelt
I saw a subliminal advertising executive, but only for a second. Steven Wright
Economic depression cannot be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement. Economic wounds must be healed by the action of the cells of the economic body - the producers and consumers themselves. Herbert Hoover
The executive has no right, in any case, to decide the question, whether there is or is not cause for declaring war. James Madison