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ex·ec·u·tive branch

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. executive branch, Executive Office of the Presidentnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. executive branchnoun

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

Wikipedia

  1. executive branch

    The executive, also referred as the executive branch or executive power, is the term commonly used to describe that part of government which enforces the law, and has overall responsibility for the governance of a state.

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  1. executive branch

    The executive branch is one of the three branches of government in a division of powers system, responsible for implementing, enforcing, and administering laws that are created by the legislative branch. It typically includes the president or prime minister, vice president or deputy prime minister, and the cabinet. Its specific duties and powers may vary by country but often include directing foreign policy, establishing domestic enforcement priorities, commanding the military, and making executive agreements and orders.

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  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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. executive branch

    The commissioned and working officers of the ship, as distinguished from the civilian branch.

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  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

Examples of executive branch in a Sentence

  1. Pat Cipollone:

    The Committee has failed to point to any authority establishing a legitimate legislative purpose for the Committee's unprecedented and extraordinarily intrusive demands : including the demand to examine the entire investigative files of numerous individuals whom the President has chosen as his senior advisors, as I have explained in multiple previous letters, it is clearly established as a matter of law that the decision to grant or deny a security clearance is a discretionary function that belongs exclusively to the Executive Branch.

  2. Adam Schiff:

    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., arrives for a Democratic Caucus meeting in Washington back in March. Adam Schiff, the focus of Republicans' post-Mueller ire, says Mueller's conclusion would not affect his own committee's counterintelligence probes. ( AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) As both the special counsel and the Department of Justice have recognized, the Congress has a vital constitutional role in evaluating misconduct by the executive branch, including the president, and to assess and refine laws that address the sweeping and systematic invasion of our democracy by Russia, we therefore need these materials in order to do our job.

  3. Chris Van Hollen:

    GAO wrote an opinion back in December of last year... where, as I understand your opinion, it would be illegal for the executive branch to hold money for the very last minute.

  4. White House spokesman Josh Earnest:

    This suit represents the first time in our nation's history that Congress has been permitted to sue the executive branch over a disagreement about how to interpret a statute, it's unfortunate that Republicans have resorted to a taxpayer-funded lawsuit to re-fight a political fight that they keep losing.

  5. Adam Schiff:

    For far too long, Congress has abdicated its constitutional responsibility to authorize military action abroad, effectively ceding the war-making power to the Executive Branch.


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