nonexecutive

executive

[ig-zek-yuh-tiv]
noun
1.
a person or group of persons having administrative or supervisory authority in an organization.
2.
the person or persons in whom the supreme executive power of a government is vested.
3.
the executive branch of a government.
adjective
4.
of, pertaining to, or suited for carrying out plans, duties, etc.: executive ability.
5.
pertaining to or charged with the execution of laws and policies or the administration of public affairs: executive appointments; executive committees.
6.
designed for, used by, or suitable for executives: an executive suite.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin execūtīvus, equivalent to Latin execūt(us) (past participle of ex(s)equī; see execute) + -īvus -ive

executively, adverb
executiveness, noun
nonexecutive, adjective, noun
proexecutive, adjective
semiexecutive, adjective
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executive (ɪɡˈzɛkjʊtɪv)
 
n
1.  a.  a person or group responsible for the administration of a project, activity, or business
 b.  (as modifier): executive duties; an executive position
2.  a.  the branch of government responsible for carrying out laws, decrees, etc; administration
 b.  judiciary Compare legislature any administration
 
adj
3.  having the function or purpose of carrying plans, orders, laws, etc, into practical effect
4.  of, relating to, or designed for an executive: the executive suite
5.  informal of the most expensive or exclusive type: executive housing; executive class
 
ex'ecutively
 
adv

nonexecutive (ˌnɒnɪɡˈzɛkjʊtɪv)
 
adj
not having the function or purpose of carrying plans, orders, laws, etc, into practical effect: a nonexecutive role on the board

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executive
1640s, adj., "of the branch of government that carries out the laws," from M.Fr. executif, from L. executivus, from pp. stem of exequi (see execution). The noun in this sense is from 1790. Meaning "businessman" is 1902 in Amer.Eng. Executive privilege is first attested 1940.
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