Pronunciation: (ig-zek'yu-tiv),[key] —n. 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.
—adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or suited for carrying out plans, duties, etc.: executive ability. 2. pertaining to or charged with the execution of laws and policies or the administration of public affairs: executive appointments; executive committees. 3. designed for, used by, or suitable for executives: an executive suite.