- executive branch
- nounthe branch of the United States government that is responsible for carrying out the laws (Freq. 1)• Member Holonyms: ↑United States government, ↑United States, ↑U.S. government, ↑US Government, ↑U.S.• Member Meronyms: ↑executive department• Part Meronyms:↑Atomic Energy Commission, ↑AEC, ↑Manhattan Project, ↑executive agency, ↑President of the United States, ↑United States President, ↑President, ↑Chief Executive
* * *(in the US) the part of the government that is controlled by the PresidentCulture: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.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.
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