ex·​ec·​u·​trix | \ ig-ˈze-k(y)ə-(ˌ)triks How to pronounce executrix (audio) \
plural executrices\ ig-​ˌze-​k(y)ə-​ˈtrī-​(ˌ)sēz How to pronounce executrix (audio) \ or executrixes\ ig-​ˈze-​k(y)ə-​ˌtrik-​səz How to pronounce executrix (audio) \

Definition of executrix

: a woman who is an executor

Examples of executrix in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At least in High Flying Bird (2019) and Lucky Logan (2017), Soderbergh got vital performances from Sonja Sohn as a bitchy black executrix and Daniel Craig as a redneck savant — surprising testaments to American eccentricity. Armond White, National Review, 2 July 2021 When her mother passed away, she was left as the executrix of a complex estate – homes in multiple states, as well as investment assets. Randy Warren, Forbes, 8 Apr. 2021 Jessica Brandt has been trying on and off for months to sell the property, which belongs to Ray Brandt’s estate, as its executrix. John Simerman, NOLA.com, 3 Feb. 2021 Jessica Brandt, who remains independent executrix of the estate, denied those allegations in her defamation suit. John Simerman, NOLA.com, 22 Dec. 2020 The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Charlotte Stallard, Maurice Stallard's widow and the executrix of his estate, and Kellie Watson, the mother of Maurice's grandson who was with him in the store at the time of the shooting. Lucas Aulbach, The Courier-Journal, 27 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of executrix

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Executrix.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/executrix. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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ex·​ec·​u·​trix | \ ig-ˈze-kyə-ˌtriks How to pronounce executrix (audio) \
plural executrices\ -​ˌze-​kyə-​ˈtrī-​ˌsēz How to pronounce executrix (audio) \ or executrixes\ -​ˈze-​kyə-​ˌtrik-​səz How to pronounce executrix (audio) \

Legal Definition of executrix

: a woman who is an executor

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