executive branch


executive branch
noun
the branch of the United States government that is responsible for carrying out the laws (Freq. 1)
Hypernyms: ↑branch, ↑subdivision, ↑arm
Member Meronyms: ↑executive department
Part Meronyms:

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the eˈxecutive branch 7 [executive branch] noun singular
(in the US) the part of the government that is controlled by the President
 
Culture:
The President is called the Chief Executive. The executive branch carries out the decisions of ↑Congress, because the American Constitution says the President must ‘take care that the laws be faithfully executed’. The executive branch includes the Vice-President, the President’s Cabinet, ambassadors (= senior government representatives in foreign countries), all departments (such as the Department of State and Department of Defense) and many other smaller government organizations.
note at federal government
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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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