Definition of Executive department
1. Noun. A federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States.
Specialized synonyms: Exec, White House, Agriculture, Agriculture Department, Department Of Agriculture, Usda, Commerce, Commerce Department, Department Of Commerce, Doc, Defense, Defense Department, Department Of Defense, Dod, United States Department Of Defense, Department Of Education, Education, Education Department, Department Of Energy, Doe, Energy, Energy Department, Department Of Health And Human Services, Health And Human Services, Hhs, Department Of Homeland Security, Homeland Security, Department Of Housing And Urban Development, Housing And Urban Development, Hud, Department Of Justice, Doj, Justice, Justice Department, Department Of Labor, Dol, Labor, Labor Department, Department Of State, Dos, State, State Department, United States Department Of State, Department Of The Interior, Doi, Interior, Interior Department, Department Of The Treasury, Treasury, Treasury Department, United States Treasury, Department Of Transportation, Dot, Transportation, Department Of Veterans Affairs, Va, Department Of Commerce And Labor, Department Of Health Education And Welfare, Navy Department, War Department
Group relationships: Executive Branch, Executive Office Of The President
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Literary usage of Executive department
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1. The Federalist: A Commentary on the Constitution of the United States, Being by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, James Madison (1901)
"The President, who is the head of the executive department, ... And the members of the judiciary department are appointed by the executive department. ..."
2. The Constitution of the United States: A Critical Discussion of Its Genesis by John Randolph Tucker, Henry St. George Tucker (1899)
"This second article applies to the executive department, and the powers delegated to the President as the officer in whom the executive power shall be ..."
3. Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States: With a Preliminary by Joseph Story (1891)
"executive department—ORGANIZATION OP. § 1410. IN the progress of our examination of the Constitution, we are now arrived at the second article, ..."
4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1890)
"It was the duty of the judiciary, having been thus protected by the Executive Department, to sit in judgment upon, and to vindicate, the officer of the ..."
5. An Introduction to the Constitutional Law of the United States: Especially by John Norton Pomeroy (1885)
"The general nature of the executive department and of the Executive functions. ... NATURE OF THE executive department AND OF TUE EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS. § 630. ..."
6. The Federalist: A Commentary on the Constitution of the United States, Being by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay, Henry Cabot Lodge (1888)
"According to the constitution of Pennsylvania, the president, who is the head of the executive department, is annually elected by a vote in which the ..."
7. Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856: From Gales and by United States Congress, Thomas Hart Benton (1860)
"Unity, therefore, in the executive department of the Government, was deemed essential to secure energy and responsibility. ..."
8. Executive Register of the United States, 1789-1902: A List of the Presidents by Robert Brent Mosher (1903)
"An act to enlarge the powers and duties of the Department of Agriculture and to create an executive department to be known as the Department of Agriculture. ..."