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executive

noun [C/U]    /ɪɡˈzek·jə·t̬ɪv/ (infml exec,  /ɪɡˈzek/)
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    /ɪɡˈzek·jə·t̬ɪv/ adjective In the US, the president is the head of the executive branch of government .
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