Definition of executor–dative

civil, Scots, & canon law

  1. :  an executor or administrator appointed by a bishop or magistrate or ecclesiastical or civil court —distinguished from executor-nominate

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Origin and Etymology of executor–dative

executor + dative, adjective

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