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Definition of "chief executive" [chief executive]

  • The President of the United States. (noun)
  • A principal executive official, such as the leader of a nation's government or the governor of a state. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chief executive" in a sentence
  • "Anand Shukla, acting chief executive of the Daycare Trust, the national childcare charity, welcomed the change: "This gives parents a fighting chance of being able to get to work and take their children to the nursery for that seven-and-a-half hours, without having to top up the extra time from their own pay packet.""
  • "Today, NHS Confederation chief executive Mike Farrar will tell the organisation's annual conference in Manchester that NHS managers in some places have re-engineered services by agreement and that they are up for further reconfiguration, without which the £20bn target will remain a mirage."
  • "Chris Ham, chief executive of the King's Fund thinktank, says 20 hospitals need big changes."
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