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Executive branch   /ɪgzˈɛkjətɪv bræntʃ/   Listen
Executive branch

The branch of the United States government that is responsible for carrying out the laws.  Synonym: Executive Office of the President.

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... public discussion of the Santo Domingo question and the protocol by which the Santo Domingo Improvement Company claim was sent to arbitration, and later during the consideration of it, there was criticism of the Executive branch of the Government on account of its disposition to make international agreements of various kinds, and put them into operation without submitting them to the Senate. The practice became more general under President McKinley and Secretary ...
— Fifty Years of Public Service • Shelby M. Cullom

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