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We need a new engagement, too, between the Executive and the Congress.

The new nation proceeded, in the autumn of 1788, to the choice of an executive.

That automatically made them captain and executive officer of the Benefactor.

Grouvelle, secretary of the Executive Council, read them to him.

Then Calhoun faced the executive and cabinet of Dara for the second time.

But the assembly only exists for the purposes of election, and has no legislative or executive powers.

Do you propose to draw the attention of the Executive to my doings?

"I'm forbidden to tell why it isn't for sale," said the executive, starting to float off.

The executive started at mention of that universally known number.

The executive ability of Mrs. Ketcham was evident from first to last.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "performed, carried out;" 1640s, "of the branch of government that carries out the laws," from Middle French executif, from Latin executivus, from past participle stem of exequi (see execution). The noun in this sense is from 1776, as a branch of government. Meaning "businessman" is 1902 in American English. Executive privilege is attested by 1805, American English.

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