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executive

noun [C]     /ɪɡˈzek.jʊ.tɪv/ US  /-jə.t̬ɪv/
C1 (informal exec) someone in a high position, especially in business, who makes decisions and puts them into action: She is now a senior executive, having worked her way up through the company.Bosses, managers and directorsPeople in charge of or controlling other people the executive the part of a government that is responsible for making certain that laws and decisions are put into actionGovernment departments and organizationsLegislation and law-making a group of people who run a business or an organization: The executive of the health workers' union accepted the proposed pay increase on behalf of their members.Employment status and types of work
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