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noun executive pronunciation in British English /ɪɡˈzekjʊtɪv/
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  1. 2
    [countable] [usually singular] a group of people who are responsible for making important decisions in a political party, trade union etc

    This matter will be decided by the party’s national executive.

  2. 3

    the executive

    legal the part of government that makes certain that laws are being used as planned. The other two parts of government are the legislature and the judiciary.

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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