One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a district assembly with executive powers’
administrative, decision-making, directorial, directing, controlling, managerial
1‘a top-level meeting of executives at the investment bank’
chief, head, principal, senior official, senior manager, senior administrator
director, managing director, MD, CEO, chief executive officer, president, chairman, chairwoman, controller
British director general
informal boss, boss man, top dog, bigwig, big wheel, big Daddy, big Chief, exec, suit
British informal guv'nor
North American informal numero uno, Mister Big, honcho, head honcho, big kahuna, big white chief, sachem, padrone
derogatory fat cat
2‘the executive has increased in number’
administration, leadership, management, directorate, directors
government, legislative body
informal top brass
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