plural -s
Spanish law
: the person designated by a testator to fulfill and execute the directions of the will : executor

Word History


Spanish, from Arabic al-waṣīyah the thing designated in a will, from waṣā to entrust, make a will

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of albacea was in 1884

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“Albacea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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