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executive agreement

noun, U.S. Government
1.
an agreement, usually pertaining to administrative matters and less formal than an international treaty, made between chiefs of state without senatorial approval.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45
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  • Neither a treaty nor an executive agreement, it likewise had no official standing beyond that of a press release.
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an agreement between the United States and a foreign government that is less formal than a treaty and is not subject to the constitutional requirement for ratification by two-thirds of the U.S. Senate

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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