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English definition of “executive order”

executive order

noun [C]
 
 
GOVERNMENT, LAW
in the US, an official instruction given by the president or by a state's governor: issue/sign an executive order He signed an executive order establishing a Climate Change Commission.
(Definition of executive order from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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