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executive branch one of the three branches of the government in the United States. The job of the executive branch is to carry out the laws of a country. The president and various departments make up the executive branch.
Executive Mansion see White House. [2 definitions]
executive officer in the military, an officer who is assistant to the commanding officer of a unit, or who is second in command of a unit smaller than a division. [2 definitions]
executive privilege the right of the President of the United States to withhold from Congress and the judiciary important information concerning certain executive activities.
executor in law, a person named to carry out the provisions of another's will.
executrix in law, a female named to carry out the provisions of another's will.
exegesis a critical explanation or interpretive analysis, esp. of religious texts.
exegete an expert in interpretation or analysis, esp. of religious texts.
exemplar one worthy to be imitated or studied; model. [4 definitions]
exemplary deserving to be imitated or followed; commendable; admirable. [4 definitions]
exemplary damages see punitive damages.
exemplify to serve as an example of; illustrate. [2 definitions]
exemplum anything that serves as an illustration. [2 definitions]
exempt to release from an obligation generally required of others. [3 definitions]
exemption the act of exempting or condition of being exempted; freedom from an obligation, rule, or the like. [2 definitions]
exercise mental or physical activity undertaken to maintain or increase ability or strength. [10 definitions]
Exercycle trademark for a stationary bicycle used for exercising.
exert to exercise or bring to bear (power, influence, or the like); put into action. [2 definitions]
exertion strenuous effort or action. [2 definitions]
exeunt leave the stage (a stage direction for two or more characters).
exeunt omnes all leave (a stage direction for all the characters on stage).