executor

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noun ex·ec·u·tor \ig-ˈze-k(y)ə-tər or in sense 1 ˈek-sə-ˌkyü-\

Definition of executor

  1. 1a :  one who executes somethingb obsolete :  executioner

  2. 2a :  the person appointed by a testator to execute a willb :  literary executor

executorial

play \ig-ˌze-k(y)ə-ˈtȯr-ē-əl\ adjective

Examples of executor in a sentence

  1. He named his daughter as his executor.

Origin and Etymology of executor

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin exsecutor, from exsequi


First Known Use: 13th century


EXECUTOR Defined for English Language Learners

executor

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noun ex·ec·u·tor \ig-ˈze-k(y)ə-tər or in sense 1 ˈek-sə-ˌkyü-\

Definition of executor for English Language Learners

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


Law Dictionary

executor

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noun ex·ec·u·tor \ig-ˈze-kyə-tər\

Legal Definition of executor

  1. :  a person named by a testator to execute or carry out the instructions in a will — compare administrator



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