What does executive branch mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. executive branch, Executive Office of the President(noun)

    the branch of the United States government that is responsible for carrying out the laws


  1. executive branch(Noun)

    The branch of government that oversees the carrying out of the laws


  1. Executive Branch

    The executive is the part of government that has sole authority and responsibility for the daily administration of the state. The executive branch executes the law. The division of power into separate branches of government is central to the idea of the separation of powers. In some countries, the term "government" connotes only the executive branch. However, this usage fails to differentiate between despotic and democratic forms of government. In authoritarian systems, such as a dictatorship or absolute monarchy, where the different powers of government are assumed by one person or small oligarchy, the executive branch ceases to exist since there is no other branch with which to share separate but equal governmental powers. The separation of powers system is designed to distribute authority away from the executive branch—an attempt to preserve individual liberty in response to tyrannical leadership throughout history. The executive officer is not supposed to make laws or interpret them. The role of the executive is to enforce the law as written by the legislature and interpreted by the judicial system.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of executive branch in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of executive branch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Larry Gerston:

    He's an executive branch kind of guy, you can expect him to run for governor in 2018 without any question.

  2. Trade Minister Nurettin Canikli:

    The president's remarks were meant to be instructions. He is the semi-executive president, and the head of the executive branch. We should pay attention to what he says.

  3. Ted Ruthizer:

    When an issue is mostly political, the judicial branch generally is not going to want to step in the middle of a dispute between the executive branch and the legislature.

  4. Joel Kurtzberg:

    I worry about future administrations, now there's bad precedent, and not every executive branch in the future will exercise their discretion the way this one did. It didn't have to go this way.

  5. Fernando Benitez:

    We believe authorities are using the deportation -- which is an executive prerogative here in Mexico, whereby the executive branch can deport any foreigner without cause and without a trial whenever they see fit -- and they're using that in lieu of an extradition, to the extent of our knowledge, he has committed no crime at all in Mexico.

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