noun \ig-ˈze-k(y)ə-tər or in sense 1 ˈek-sə-ˌkyü-\

: someone who is named in a will as the person who will make sure that the instructions in the will are properly followed

Full Definition of EXECUTOR

a :  one who executes something
b obsolete :  executioner
a :  the person appointed by a testator to execute a will
b :  literary executor
ex·ec·u·to·ri·al \ig-ˌze-k(y)ə-ˈtr-ē-əl\ adjective

Examples of EXECUTOR

  1. He named his daughter as his executor.

Origin of EXECUTOR

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin exsecutor, from exsequi
First Known Use: 13th century


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