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Definition of Executive


  1. 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.
  2. An impersonal title of the chief magistrate or officer who administers the government, whether king, president, or governor; the governing person or body.

Executive Quotations

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

The successful business executive can handle challenges and solve problems at a remarkable clip.
Zig Ziglar

I saw a subliminal advertising executive, but only for a second.
Steven Wright

I've got a pen and I've got a phone - and I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward.
Barack Obama
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Executive Translations

executive in Italian is esecutivo, esercente

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