Definition of EXECUTIVE


EXECUTIVE

government. That power in the government which causes
the laws
to be executed and obeyed: it is usually. confided to the hands of the
chief magistrate, the president of the United States is invested with this
authority under the national government, and the governor of each state has
the executive power in his hands.

2. The officer in whom is vested the executive power is also called the
executive.

3. The Constitution of the United States directs that "the executive
power shall be vested in a president of the United States of America." Art.
2, s. 1. Vide Story, Const. B. 3, c. 36.


Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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