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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; highly commendable. [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).
exfoliate to cast off (skin, bark, rock or the like) in scales, layers, or flakes. [2 definitions]
ex-girlfriend (informal) one who is no longer one's girlfriend; former girlfriend, past girlfriend.