As distinguished from the legislative and judicial departments of government,the executive department is that which is charged with the detail of carrying the laws into effect and securing their due observance. The word “executive” is also used as an impersonal designation of the chief executive officer of a state or nation.Comm. v. Hall, 9 Gray (Mass.) 207, 09 Am. Dec. 285; In re Railroad Com’rs, 15 Neb.079, 50 N. W. 276; In re Davies, 108 N. Y. S9, 01 N. E 118, 50 L R. A. 855; State v.Denny, 118 Ind. 382, 21 N. E. 252, 4 L. It A. 79.
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