executive - definition and synonyms

 
 
adjective [only before noun] 

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/ɪɡˈzekjʊtɪv/
  1. 1
    having the power to make important decisions in an organization or government

    the executive director of the museum

    He is a member of the executive committee.

    1. a.
      used about the power that executives have

      The secretary has no executive authority.