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  1. executive order(Noun)

    A legally enforceable order, decree, or regulation issued on the authority of the head of the executive branch of government.


  1. Executive order

    United States Presidents issue executive orders to help officers and agencies of the executive branch manage the operations within the federal government itself. Executive orders have the full force of law, since issuances are typically made in pursuance of certain Acts of Congress, some of which specifically delegate to the President some degree of discretionary power, or are believed to take authority from a power granted directly to the Executive by the Constitution. However, these perceived justifications cited by Presidents when authoring Executive Orders have come under criticism for exceeding executive authority; at various times throughout U.S. history, challenges to the legal validity or justification for an order have resulted in legal proceedings. In other countries, similar edicts may be known as decrees, or orders in council.

Editors Contribution

  1. executive order

    In U.S. law and legislation it is a legal rule or order created and issued by the president of the united states of America to an executive branch of the government that is based on and is compliant with the U.S. constitution, U.S. human rights legislation, the universal declaration of human rights, rule of law, justice, fairness, equality and data, evidence, facts and research where necessary and vital as part of the rule or order.

    Various presidents of the United States of America have created and issued executive orders.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of executive order in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of executive order in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Greg Abbott:

    Texas is uniquely qualified to challenge the president's executive order.

  2. Jorge Rodriguez:

    According to our projections, we will collect 10 million signatures to say 'Obama: repeal the executive order,'.

  3. Emma Leach:

    But today she'll know what Trump tweeted or what Trump did or what executive order happened, she's involved now.

  4. Anthony Barbier:

    I can confirm that President Privert has signed the executive order appointing Fritz Alphonse Jean as prime minister.

  5. James Williams:

    This is an absolutely huge win, the threat to withhold funds from state and local governments in this executive order is dead.

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