One of the three primary branches of a government in most democratic countries - the other two beingjudicial and legislative branches. It includes the Prime Minister, or the executive President (such as in the US), and all agencies under his or her direct control. Read more
The Executive Branch of the United States Government, which includes the President and Vice President, has a number of powers vested to it explicitly by the Constitution.
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An entity that acts as a principal in authorizing another party (such as an elected official) to act as its agent.