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executive

noun [C/U]  /ɪɡˈzek·jə·t̬ɪv/ (infml exec,  /ɪɡˈzek/) us  
someone in a high position, esp. in business, who makes decisions and acts according to them: [C] a chief executive US history The executive branch of the US government, including the president, the cabinet, and several departments, manages the duties of government and its laws.
executive
adjective  /ɪɡˈzek·jə·t̬ɪv/ us  
In the US, the president is the head of the executive branch of government.
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