This definition of
is found in Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary.
EX-EK-U-TIVE, (egz-ek'u-tiv,) a. Having the quality of executing or performing; as, executive power or authority; an executive officer. Hence, in government, executive is used in distinction from legislative and judicial. The body that deliberates and enacts laws, is legislative; the body that judges, or applies the laws to particular cases, is judicial; the body or person who carries the laws into effect, or superintends is the enforcement of them, is executive.
It is of the nature of war to increase the executive at the expense of the legislative authority............................................. Federalist, Hamilton.
In the Navies of various Nations, THE CAPTAIN, is in Command of the Ship. SUBORDINATE to his ORDERS, is the Executive Officer. In Our GOVERNMENT(?) the CONGRESS is the CAPTAIN of the Ship of State; SUBORDINATE to the CONGRESS is the CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER...
Where Does the CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, (Also called President), get the AUTHORITY... to TELL the CAPTAIN, (CONGRESS), how to Run the SHIP OF STATE? In Maritime, and Military Law, this transgression of Authority, is defined as INSUBORDINATION. Our Written Constitution, does not give ANY BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT, DICTATORIAL AUTHORITY, INCLUDING THE PRESIDENT!