Definition of the executive branch noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the executive branch

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(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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