executrix

noun
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 executrices (audio) \ or executrixes\ ig-​ˈze-​k(y)ə-​ˌtrik-​səz How to pronounce executrixes (audio) \

Definition of executrix

: a woman who is an executor

Examples of executrix in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Kroger shooting victim's family sues grocer, says it didn't do enough to prevent bloodshed," 27 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of executrix

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Executrix.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/executrix. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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executrix

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

Legal Definition of executrix

: a woman who is an executor

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